Army personnel will be drafted in throughout the industrial action (Picture: Reuters)
Thousands of ambulance workers in England will strike on February 10.
Unison members across five different services will protest over pay and staffing conditions.
It is understood that those suffering from ‘life-threatening conditions’ will still be able to receive emergency aid.
Sir Stephen Powis, the national medical director for NHS England, has said of recent strikes: ‘We’ve been working very closely with the unions to ensure that emergency services for life-threatening conditions are maintained.
‘That will include stroke and heart attacks.
‘There are increased clinicians in call centres to ensure that the right response goes out to the right incident.’
NHS England’s website, last updated January 23, states: ‘The NHS is already facing record demand on urgent and emergency care services – October and November were the busiest on record for A&E attendances and the most serious ambulance callouts.
‘Industrial action means these services will be under increased pressure so it is vital that people use the services available appropriately.
‘Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases – when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.’
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Union members across five services will protest over pay and staffing conditions.