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

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2834 (Published 22 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2834

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

I have yet to do an A&E shift where I don't see at least 3 patients that tell me "and then I tried to call my GP, but the surgery was closed, so I called 111 and they told me to go to A&E".

Funny that the GPs are moaning that non-clinical staff is doing their work... perhaps they should go back to providing a decent OOH service as they used to some years ago.

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31 May 2015
J Schiefermueller
Locum A&E SpR
Soton