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084 number decision delayed

6th May 2009

The Department of Health has delayed making a decision on whether it should ban the use of 084 phone numbers in the NHS in England.

It had opened a four-month consultation on the use of 084 numbers in December and promised to publish its response to the consultation by the end of April but has delayed making a decision because it had received a bigger response than expected. It is believed that some 1,500 GP practices in the UK use 084 numbers, which are also used by some hospitals and the helpline NHS Direct.


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