Potential NHS strikes
A number of NHS trade unions in England have voted to take industrial action, with strikes currently scheduled for January and February.
Our industrial action information explains what the NHS is doing to ensure that patients are kept as safe as possible and that services are maintained as effectively as possible.
During a challenging winter for the NHS and social care services, we have made additional measures to boost capacity, support staff and better care for patients at home.
Our winter resilience plans include extra hospital beds, more 111 and 999 call handlers, rapid response teams for home falls and 24/7 “healthcare traffic control centres” to oversee services across each area.
Find out about the NHS Long Term Plan and what it means for patients and the public
Tackling health inequalities and advancing equality and diversity across the NHS
Taking the opportunity to capitalise on current success and embed new ideas
The NHS and the government will publish a new blueprint today to help recover urgent and emergency care services, reduce waiting times, and improve patient experience. Frontline capacity will be boosted further thanks to 800 new ambulances, including 100 specialist mental health vehicles, and 5,000 more sustainable hospital beds backed by a £1 billion dedicated […]