NHS 111

NHS 111

An NHS service being piloted to improve access to local health services for non-life-threatening (urgent) illnesses. The service is intended to be available 24/7 as a free call from land lines and mobiles, providing consistent clinical assessment at the initial point of contact and directing patients to the right person (e.g., nurse or doctor) or service (e.g., ambulance), the very first time.

NHS 111 service primary objective
• Improve public access to urgent (but not life-threatening) healthcare services;
• Increase the efficiency of the NHS by ensuring that people are able to quickly and easily access needed healthcare services;
• Increase public satisfaction and confidence in the NHS;
• Enable commissioning of more effective and productive healthcare services;
• Increase efficiency of 999 emergency ambulance service by reducing non-emergent calls.
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West Midlands Ambulance Service will take over from Care UK to run the NHS 111 service for the majority of the region in November.
Contact NHS 111 online via 111.nhs.uk or call the free NHS 111 number to access a medical professional who will assess you any time of day or night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service, which has its headquarters in Brierley Hill, will take over the running of NHS 111 from Care UK across the majority of the West Midlands in November.
A DAD has accused the NHS 111 helpline of failing his tragic son.
A DAD has accused the NHS 111 helpline of "failing" his tragic son.
If you need help and it's not an emergency call NHS 111 or go to NHS 111 online.
AFTER SEBASTIAN DIED IN 2015, A CORONER FOUND AN NHS 111 CALL HANDLER HAD FAILED TO SPOT SIGNS OF INTESTINAL PROBLEMS WHEN SPEAKING TO THE BOY'S PARENTS.
Dr Kieran Murphy says the NHS 111 online service is now available across the north west.
Around 3,800 people each weekday and 13,000 on a weekend in Yorkshire and the Humber now receive urgent health advice via the NHS 111 service, according to latest NHS data.
To book an appointment, you must first contact your GP practice or telephone NHS 111 who will ask you a series of questions about your condition and, where appropriate, book you an appointment at your nearest treatment centre.