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A number of NHS trade unions in England have voted to take industrial action, with strikes during December 2022 and early January 2023.
This briefing explains what the NHS is doing to ensure that patients are kept as safe as possible and that services are maintained as effectively as possible.
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Published 14 December 2022.
Updated 6 January 2023.