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111: Government Refusal to Heed Warnings From 2013

Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire

Health Secretary was warned by GP’s about 111 being a recipe for disaster say Campaigners.


In December 2013 Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire activists, along with County Councillor Keith Moore and Goole Councillor Brent Huntingdon attended a meeting of East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group which was held in public at offices of the NHS in Willerby.

We were shocked at just how worried GPs really were by the coalition’s plan to axe the popular and trusted NHS Direct Service and replace it with a less rigorous system.

Here are the quotes directly from the meeting. We chose not to name individual speakers as we felt it wouldn’t be fair.

Next item on the agenda was NHS 111, which is to replace NHS Direct in March. It is being piloted for TWO WEEKS ONLY before going live on 19th March. One GP said; “There will be a lot of risk to…

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About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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