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Delay NHS 111 phoneline rollout, doctors urge

by admin | 17th February 2012

Doctors’ leaders say they have “serious concerns” about the rollout of the NHS 111 phoneline in England.

The free one-stop number for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening symptoms, is planned for April 2013.

The British Medical Association says existing services may come under strain and wrote to the health secretary asking for the deadline to be relaxed. Other organisations echo its worries.

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 By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website

17th February 2012

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