Update: The GMB, Unison and Unite trade unions have informed their members that they have postponed the industrial action scheduled for Monday 6 March, Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March, as they will be entering into negotiations with the government along with other health service unions.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS is one of a number of areas across the country that is affected by industrial action in the coming weeks.
GMB, Unison and Unite trade unions at East Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed that they intend to take industrial action on Monday 6 March to Wednesday 8 March 2023.
Due to the reduction in staff across these organisations, planned surgery and outpatient appointments may be affected and it is anticipated that there will be fewer ambulances available. Next week, military personnel will provide support to EMAS in responding to non-emergency patients during the strike action, thus protecting the limited number of ambulances available to attend to the most seriously ill people in the region.
If you have not been contacted about your appointment, please attend as planned. The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to the strike action.
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.
Where the situation is not life-threatening, alternative support is available through NHS111 online, your nearest pharmacy or at urgent treatment centres.
To get the latest info on the ambulance service strikes, please visit:
East Midlands Ambulance Service
For more information on non-urgent healthcare options, please visit: https://notts.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/urgent-treatment-centres-utc/