Nurses strikes: Full list of NHS hospitals where 100,000 staff have voted for industrial action

In total, 44 out of 219 NHS trusts in England face strike action from nursing staff next week

Rebecca Thomas
Health Correspondent
Thursday 15 December 2022 09:25 GMT
Heath secretary says contingency plans being made for unprecedented nurses strike

Around 100,000 nurses are striking today in the first major walkout in a century.

The Royal College of Nursing has released the list of trusts impacted by the historic action, with 44 out of 219 NHS trusts in England voting in favour of action.

In Wales, staff in six out of seven health boards and all six trusts in Northern Ireland will also go on strike.

Nursing staff working outside of hospitals, such as those in commissioning organisations called integrated care boards, also voted to take action.

The union is set to hold a second strike day on Tuesday 20 December.

NHS trusts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be negotiating with union reps in the week ahead over staffing levels over which services they can maintain.

What NHS services will be impacted by strikes?

Planned operations such as knee and hip replacements, community nursing services and health visiting are likely to be badly hit by the strikes.

Some cancer treatments, mental health services and urgent testing may be running at a reduced service.

According to NHS England, emergency care will continue to be available throughout the strike days. People who are seriously ill, injured or whose life is at risk should seek medical attention in the normal way by calling 999 or going to A&E.

GP services, dentists and community pharmacies will be running as normal.

Full list of trusts facing strikes in December:


Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Found Trust

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Found Trust

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

West Midlands University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Powys Teaching Local Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board

Northern Ireland

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Western Health and Social Care Trust

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

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