Publish date: 2 February 2023

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT has made necessary plans to maintain the safety, welfare and service of those in our care during the industrial action planned on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 2023.

Nurses industrial action is due to take place on both of the above days. Staff from the North West Ambulance Service are also due to strike on Monday 6 February.

Unless advised otherwise, please continue to attend appointments and access services appropriately. You do not need to contact the Trust. For those whose appointments or care that may be impacted, you will be contacted directly by the service.

Our A&E department will remain open for emergencies and life-threatening conditions. You should only attend the department when it is a genuine emergency.

If it is not an emergency, please consider other options such as visiting a pharmacist, contacting your GP or visiting

For more information on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E, you can visit the NHS UK website.

NHS 111 online can tell you:

•           Where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do

•           How to find general health information and advice

•           Where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine

•           How to get a repeat prescription

In a mental health crisis, call the mental health crisis line in your area (Greater Manchester: Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop – 0800 014 9995).

Read the Get To Know Where To Go leaflet which outlines all of the full range of health services available.


Maternity services

Our maternity services will be running as usual.

During the ambulance strike on Monday 6 February, please plan how you would come to hospital on that day if you needed to.  

If you have any worries, or think you’re in labour, please contact our maternity team for advice as early as possible 0161 922 6655.

If you are planning a homebirth around this time, your midwife will speak to you about what this means for your care.