NHS advice to patients ahead of ambulance strikes tomorrow

Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s ambulance strikes NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said:

“As with other ambulance strikes the message to patients remains that it is vital to come forward and seek emergency care if needed.

“This includes calling 999 for life threatening emergencies as well as using 111 online for other health needs where you will receive clinical advice on the best next steps to take.

“People should also continue to use local services such as pharmacies and general practice as they normally would which aren’t impacted by strike action.”