Hospital appointments and procedures may have to be rescheduled during strike action.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will  strike from 7am on June 27 until 7am on July 2.

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust said it is working hard to make sure it has adequate staffing levels for critical services throughout this time.

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But it warned the strikes mean some appointments and procedures may need to be rescheduled. 

A trust spokesman said: "We will only reschedule appointments and procedures where necessary and will re-book immediately, where possible. 

"If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned. The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action."

People are urged to "use services wisely" during the strikes to help make sure those in need of critical care have access to it.

People should use 111 online as the first port of call for health needs and only call 999 if it is a serious or life-threatening emergency.

GP practices will be open during the strike and people should continue to attend GP and dental appointments unless they are contacted and told otherwise.

Urgent treatment centres across the county are also likely to remain open to provide aid for people who need help but are not in a life-threatening situation.

Despite some services set to be under pressure, people in need of urgent care should seek help as normal and not avoid going to hospital.

The trust spokesman said: "Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and serious life-threatening cases when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk."