Derbyshire critical incident continues
The health and care system’s strategic command agreed earlier this week that Critical Incident status will continue to be declared until at least Thursday 12th January, to ensure service pressure and coordination of care response can be monitored during and beyond today’s planned industrial action by ambulance service workers who are members of the GMB Union. More information on which is provided below.
The critical incident was initially declared at 14.32 hours on 31st December 2022 to help prioritise and maintain safe services for patients. Services remain under significant pressure and our staff are working tirelessly to ensure care remains available to anyone who needs it. There is a range of ways members of the public are being asked to support services; more information is available on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website.
Planned industrial action amongst EMAS ambulance staff who are members of the GMB trade union is still taking place until 23:59 hours this evening (Wednesday 11 January) after starting at 00:01 hours this morning. This is affecting some ambulance service colleagues and we are managing it collaboratively as a system.
Royal College of Nursing industrial action
At the time of writing, members of the Royal College of Nursing are due to take industrial action on 18 and 19 January 2023. Negotiation is still ongoing around derogations at affected provider trusts in Derby and Derbyshire.