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NHS 111 implodes as GPC withdraws support for urgent care hotline


It is a dangerous disaster waiting to happen. I wonder who the Daily Wail will blame A) taking up to an hour to triage complex cases such as dysuria and frequency. B) If certain 'key words' are used by the callers such as ' I've been coughing and have a TIGHT chest' this will trigger a 999 call. The Ambulance Service will grind to a halt. C) Irate patients then blame the GP who has chosen to offer his/her services to the system. GPs will give up OOH in droves unless it is their only source of income. I really don't think politicians HAVE ANY IDEA AT ALL just how finely balanced the system currently is. It could all implode at an astonishing rate. I retire early in 2 weeks time. Good luck to those left to carry on.

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23 Mar 2013

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