20 / 6 / 2016 Midnight
On 10 June, representatives from ambulance employers, trade unions and other national stakeholders met to consider how to make further and more urgent progress on ambulance workforce issues that have led to trade unions holding consultative ballots on possible industrial action.
All parties are aware of the potential impact any form of industrial action taken by the ambulance sector can have on patients. They remain committed to working constructively together in order to develop sustainable solutions.
In the joint statement, Ken Wenman, chief executive South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Alan Lofthouse, national officer at Unison and Paul Wallace director of employment relations and reward at NHS Employers said:
"There was a strong commitment to continue this national dialogue with renewed energy and we're working at pace to define the timescales and set milestones for this work to be concluded."
Read the joint statement from all parties.