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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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These problems could be avoided by people thinking carefully about how much they drink." | If you need medical advice and it's not a 999 emergency, then you can also use the NHS Direct online symptom checker nhsdirect.nhs.uk/checksymptoms or call 0845 4647.
* For those who need medical advice, NHS Direct is available 24/7 at nhsdirect.nhs.uk/checksymptoms or by calling 0845 46 47.
nhsdirect.nhs.uk) and NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) are good first stops.
If you think you need medical advice then use the NHS Direct online symptom checker at nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ checksymptoms or call 0845 4647.
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.wales.nhs.uk.
nhsdirect.nhs.uk or call the Swine Flu Information Line on 0800 1 513 513..
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.''
He said websites such as nhsdirect.nhs.uk, erectionadvice.co.uk and malehealth.co.uk offer good information on men's health issues, but treatment and diagnosis should always be sought from a healthcare professional.