Health secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday agreed to ACAS talks with the junior doctors' union, the British Medical Association, headed by Dr Mark Porter, pictured.
But, as at time of CHFT Weekly being issued, no date/time has been fixed and the strikes have not been called off so our planning for the first proposed day of action of December 1 (and subsequent proposed dates of December 8 and 16) must continue trustwide.
To keep you up to date with our situation locally we have taken several measures - all attached. And will keep you fully up to date over the coming days.
* a trustwide email from Medical Director David Birkenhead issued yesterday
* we have this afternoon issued a letter to all our junior doctor colleagues
* we have also drawn up a FAQs sheet for information
* we have also created a banner on the intranet which directs you to all the latest news on our communications pages