GP leaders back plans to replace NHS Direct

Sell, Susie
September 2010
GP: General Practitioner;9/10/2010, p17
The article reports that General Practitioners (GP) are replacing the NHS Direct hotline, provided by National Health Services, with NHS 111. It states that NHS Direct is replaced because of the cost criticism and its affect on GP and workload on A&E network. According to Fay Wilson, chairman of the BADGER out-of-hours co-operative in Birmingham, NHS 111 have more of a 'signposting' function, rather than offering clinical advice.


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