Ambulance workers from the GMB and Unite Unions affecting North West Ambulance Service will be taking industrial action on Monday 6 February, with further strikes planned by staff from Unison union on Friday 10 February.
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 life-threatening cases – when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.
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.
Please continue to attend your GP appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).
Ambulances will still be able to respond in these situations, but this may only be where there is an immediate risk to life.
Where the situation is not life-threatening, alternative support will be available through NHS 111 online or through the NHS 111 helpline, and where possible, it is advised that you arrange alternative transport.
If you would like more information about the planned industrial action, please click the link below. Information for the public on industrial action | Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership (gmintegratedcare.org.uk)