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How to tell if those embarrassing... Some 111 services have had problems answering calls within the 60-second target, suggesting they do not have enough staff. Elsewhere on the BBC. It is unclear why this has happened.
One of the factors in the problems that have been encountered could be the squeeze on costs, it suggested. At some point a "managed transfer" will take place so there will be no gaps in services.
Why has it been in the news? Calls to the NHS 111 telephone service are recorded. Doctors have warned that the new 111 phone number for non-emergency services has led to up to three times more ambulance call-outs and could lower the standard of care that children receive. NHS Direct denied the claims, saying 79 per cent of frontline staff had been offered 'one of their preferred roster patterns' and there were enough spaces for everyone to be allocated to a new roster. Fearful of being stigmatised, she hid her condition for decades.
Who runs the service?
Non-emergency 111 number launched. Doctors said they have not had enough time to get involved in the project, and are concerned 'patients will actually receive lower quality care'.
What is 111? You will get the same service as before.
But doctors who have received referrals from 111 also claim patients are being sent to the wrong services. NHS Direct employs 3,000 staff, of which 40 per cent are trained nurses.
It was designed to replace NHS Direct, which was criticised for not being properly linked up to local health services. NHS 111 29 July 2013.NHS 111
Get help online now or call 111 the online service is for people aged 5 and over How NHS 111 works You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.
The aim of this campaign strand and messaging is to drive understanding of the role and capabilities of NHS 111 and to increase the number of people calling 111 when they have an urgent, but non-life-threatening medical need so that they can be directed to the most appropriate service. From a lump in your groin to a bloated tummy, a new book reveals... But the service has been plagued by problems.