NHS Direct

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NHS Direct

A service provided by the NHS in the form of a 24/7 telephone advice line staffed by nurses, designed to empower patients and provide confidential “on the spot” health information for self-management, advice, or if he or she need further help, directing him or her to the right service at the right time.

NHS Direct

A branch of the NHS that provides reliable medical information and advice to the general public. The web site (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) includes a useful medical encyclopedia. NHS Direct offers telephone consultation with experienced nurses.
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In response, Lily posted on Twitter: "Can't get through to NHSDIRECT, no midwives in your area?
If you need medical advice and it's not a 999 emergency, then you can also use the NHS Direct online symptom checker nhsdirect.
For those who need medical advice, NHS Direct is available 24/7 at nhsdirect.
If you think you need medical advice then use the NHS Direct online symptom checker at nhsdirect.
For more information on TB contact NHSDirect on 08454647.
The symptoms are available from the swine flu information line on 0800 1 513 513 or at nhsdirect.
THESEare words which the PrimeMinister probably now wishes he had ne ver uttered:``Everyone within two years will beableonce again to see an NHSdentist just by phoning NHSDirect.