NHS 24

NHS 24

A telephone helpline which provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self-care advice for people in Scotland. It is equivalent to NHS Direct in England and Wales.
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NHS 24 is urging all those planning a holiday to ensure that they have enough medication for the trip, as well as extra for unexpected delays and a few days after they return.
Importantly, I would like to thank all those who were alert to the situation and encouraged me to attend hospital without delay; in particular the nurses, whom I consulted through NHS 24, and the ambulance crew from Stirling.
NHS 24 is urging all those planning a holiday to ensure they have enough medication for the trip, as well as extra for unexpected delays and a few days after they return.
Intimate details of employees off work with illness were sent in a global email, which made them accessible to all NHS 24 staff instead of just senior executives.
Many Paisley GP surgeries may be closed on Good Friday, April 19, and Easter Monday, April 22, and NHSSCOTLAND's Be Health-Wise this Easter campaign, run by NHS 24, is advising people how to stay well over the holiday.
Charlie Adamson and Tommy Cannon are part of the NHS 24 service support team and both worked on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
People outside areas with the 111 service will still be able to use NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or in Scotland, NHS 24 on 0845 4242424.
A FAT-CAT boss of blundering helpline NHS 24 has walked off with a pounds 50,000 pay-off - for 24 weeks' work.
Associate medical director at NHS 24 Dr Anna Lamont said: "Over the holiday, the opening times of GP surgeries and pharmacies will be different, so it's important people know in advance what local services are available.
Hospitals and GP surgeries are braced for chaos as figures show 20 per cent of calls to NHS 24 are already for flu-like symptoms.
An enhanced mental health service which will help support teenagers in the region has been unveiled by NHS 24.