Nurses from Oxford hospitals will be striking as part of industrial action being carried out across England.

The Royal College of Nursing has announced a significant escalation in strike action at more than 120 NHS employers in England in the increasingly bitter dispute over pay and staffing.

Staff from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are included in the striking.

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The news was announced by the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) which said that no services would be exempt.

This means the strikes, for the first time ever, will involve nursing staff in emergency departments as well as intensive care and other services.

The RCN union accused the government of refusing to engage with workers in negotiations adding that the strike will run continuously for 48 hours, from 6am on March 1, 2023.


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