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Calls to delay 111 phoneline

17th February 2012

The British Medical Associations has raised concerns about the rollout of the NHS 111 free one-stop phoneline for patients with urgent but not life-threatening symptoms in England.

It says existing services may come under strain and wrote to the health secretary asking for the deadline of April 2013 to be relaxed. With other organisations raising similar worries, the government has said it would consider the issues raised by the BMA. NHS 111 is currently operating in Luton, County Durham and Darlington, Lincolnshire, Nottingham City, the Isle of Wight and parts of Derbyshire and Lancashire.

 

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Article Information

Title: Calls to delay 111 phoneline
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21117
Date Added: 17th Feb 2012

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