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Scrap NHS 111, and “strangle at birth” any similar proposals, say GPs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2834 (Published 22 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2834
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

GPs have called for the NHS 111 telephone service to be scrapped. Delegates at the BMA’s conference of local medical committees in London on Thursday 21 May voted in favour of a motion calling for the non-emergency telephone helpline to be scrapped. NHS 111 was launched in 2013 and has been blamed for increasing waiting times in emergency care. …

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