COMMUNITY services are set to be hit by the strike.

Community therapy services - including physiotherapy, podiatry, and occupational therapy - are expected to experience significant disruption in Trafford.

For those clinics that have had to be postponed, patients affected are being contacted directly.

Community district nursing and dietetic services will be operating but there may be some disruption.

A spokesperson for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, which manages the services, said: “We believe there will be some disruption to services on November 30 but we are working hard to ensure that we have contingency plans in place for the continued safe delivery of essential services.

“This is a complex situation affecting the whole of the public sector and the full impact of the action may not be known until the day.

“Where we anticipate services will be affected, we have contacted patients whose appointments have had to be cancelled and plans are in place to ensure that these appointments can be rescheduled as soon as possible.

“We will post information about any changes to services on our website If patients have an appointment with any of our services on November 30 they are advised to contact the clinic or the service.

“Any patients who are unable to contact us via these methods or who have an urgent query can use one of the contact numbers provided below.

“We would ask people to bear with us and think carefully about which NHS services they access on November 30. For everyday and minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, stomach aches, consider visiting local pharmacies or visiting the NHS Choices website which contains useful information and guidance about how people can treat these conditions themselves at home.”