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What doctors think would make NHS 111 safer

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 03 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i638
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Last week England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, promised to change how the NHS 111 telephone triage helpline operates and connects with GPs, after a report into the death of 1 year old William Mead from septicaemia in December 2014.1 Latest figures show a big rise in calls to the helpline, with calls for the weekend of 22-24 January up by more than a quarter on the same weekend last year. The BMJ asked doctors and healthcare leaders for their thoughts on the future of …

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