London Ambulance Service Action

National industrial action is set to take place from midday to midnight on Wednesday 11 and Monday 23 January.

It will involve London Ambulance Service (LAS) UNISON members who staff ambulances and other response vehicles, but not the call handling teams in our 999 or 111 control centres.

On Wednesday 11 and Monday 23 January there will be fewer ambulances on the roads.   Patients should ONLY call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency. This includes unconsciousness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe loss of blood and choking.

  • Patients whose conditions are not life-threatening are unlikely to get an ambulance on industrial action days.
  • Where the situation is not life-threatening, use and where possible, it is advised that you arrange alternative transport to hospital.