Log In
Saturday 24th August 2019

NHS 111 freephone number in Scotland

28th April 2014
Since the 29th April, Scotland have had a new freephone helpline 24-hours a day for non-emergency medical advice.

NHS logoThe changes have been welcomed, considering callers previously had to dial an 11-digit number and pay a high charge for mobile phone usage.

This will emulate the service that has already been rolled out in England. The service will remain the same; the nurses and healthcare professionals will still be available to give advice on non-urgent health issues but the service will be now be more accessible.

A leading campaigner, Caroline Mockford, was charged almost £8 by her mobile provider before she decided to submit a petition to the Scottish parliament.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2019