GP Dr John Hughes
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GP: '111 NHS phone service will put lives at risk'

The organisation representing British doctors has written to NHS bosses to call for a delay in the launch of a new non-emergency telephone advice line.

The 111 service, replacing NHS Direct, is due to launch in England on Monday.

The British Medical Association's letter to Sir David Nicholson follows reported problems in trial areas.

GP Dr John Hughes spoke to BBC Breakfast to voice his concern and suggested that implementing the system as planned could put lives at risk.

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section Health
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