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111 line increasing pressure on NHS, say leading doctors

A new analysis of the NHS 111 urgent care line in England reveals a big increase in the number of calls being referred to GP surgeries and A&E departments.

The figures were produced by the doctors' union the BMA, which has had long standing concerns over the service.

Doctors' leaders say the increase means more pressure is being placed on an already overstretched NHS.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 04 Feb 2015
  • From the section Health
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