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NHS leaders are complicit in stoking patient demand


The other great stoker of demand is NHS 111 whose protocols seem unsuited to any clinical situation. Either they are so risk-averse that medical attention is deemed necessary for the most trivial of complaints or, more worryingly, barn door complaints needing urgent hospital admission are referred for GP attention in the next 24 hours. That NHS England is hoping to have 30% of GP appointments made by NHS 111 by April 2019 is extremely worrying.

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11 Oct 2018

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