A four hour strike took place this morning (Monday) as part of the national NHS pay dispute and the public are being asked to call 999 only in an emergency.
The action was planned between 7am and 11am.
It will be followed by further action which includes not taking paid or unpaid overtime. This will take place up until Friday 17th October.
East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust tweeted: “During #nationalstrike we’ll provide advice over telephone for non life-threatening conditions, directing people to most appropriate NHS service.”
“Help us to attend to the people who really need us as quickly as possible by only calling 999 in a life-threatening emergency #strike.”
“999 is for life-threatening emergencies: cardiac arrest, chest pain, unconscious, severe bleeding. GP, walk-in centre can deal with minor problems.”