More than 650 appointments and over 100 procedures were affected in west Suffolk across two days of nursing strike action, new figures have revealed.

The impact of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) strike is due to be discussed at the next meeting of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Board.

Nurses at West Suffolk Hospital took to picket lines to demand a pay award in line with inflation on January 18 and 19.

A report has revealed that 118 procedures were impacted within the surgical division and outpatient planning was more complex, with 660 appointments affected over two days.

Routine community activity was postponed, delaying up to 600 patient interventions each day of the strike and most routine elective activity which required nursing staff was rescheduled.

Within the medicine division, most clinics were converted to doctor-led telephone appointments.

The report went on to detail that they aim to align recovery from the industrial action with the 78-week recovery trajectory.

The Royal College of Nursing is due to strike again in early February, with industrial action at West Suffolk and Ipswich Hospitals set for February 6 and 7.