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Headline

New telephone triage service refuses to take on NHS Direct nurses

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This is an inevitable consequence of the abolition of the NHS Direct telephone advice and information service. 111 is only to address "urgent" needs, rather than being an even more expensive replacement for the well respected, but over-costly, NHS Direct service. Nick Chapman has fought hard to protect his empire by trying to get 111 upgraded to be a full "NHS Direct-like" service. It is however a sad fact that unless the government and we (as taxpayers) are prepared to put vastly more money into the NHS it will end up being killed through being too expensive. This is not an easy issue to address, but I am not prepared to see the NHS cat being killed by being filled with cream, when its very survival depends on it being slimmed a little.

Posted date

30 April, 2012

Posted time

5:44 pm

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