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´Don´t send 111 helpline emergencies
to us´: GPs say they do not have
time for more patients

Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Borland

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/2/2014 4:07:44 PM

GPs are threatening to refuse to see patients passed on to them by NHS 111 call centre staff. They say they do not have time for more patients and will not be told what to do by helpline staff who are not medically trained. NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh announced plans in November to beef up the helpline to ensure patients can see or speak to a doctor quickly to take pressure off A&E units. He wants call centre staff to book patients for an appointment at their surgery or out-of-hours clinic or arrange for a GP to

Comments:
Another bit of bureaucratic bungling. Any guesses on how long it will be before those who were working the phones for Obamacare are shifted to a 111-lookalike program?

Newbies please note: A&E = Accident and Emergency (ER) and surgery in this context = GP´s office.

      


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