20 February industrial action

Feb 17, 2023 | News, Stakeholder eBulletin

Industrial action on Monday (20 February) within SCAS will be by the GMB union, of which we have 230 members out of around 4,500 staff across all our services. As a result, the impact will mainly be on our non-emergency patient transport service in Surrey and Sussex, but there may be some action in our 999 and 111 services.

We have been working closely with our local and regional GMB representatives to make sure essential services are maintained and impact on patients is minimised.

We continue to urge people to only call 999 in a life-threatening or serious emergency and patients who require an ambulance where it is not time-critical may face a longer wait – we ask for your patience if this happens and to only call us back if the patient’s condition worsens.

Pharmacists, GPs, urgent treatment centres, 111 online and the NHS App are all available and can advise on a range of minor illnesses and injuries, including advice on managing symptoms and repeat prescriptions.

For more information:

Industrial action | South Central Ambulance Service (scas.nhs.uk)

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