NHS 111 – the new number for urgent (but not life-threatening) calls – is being introduced in Buckinghamshire early in 2013. NHS 111 will ensure local people receive the right care from the right person, in the right place, at the right time. It will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; providing a clinical assessment at the first point of contact, without the need to call patients back. It is planned that the service will go live in late February 2013, when everyone in Buckinghamshire will be able to use the 111 number. Two stakeholder workshops – aimed at addressing concerns and outlining the steps leading to the launch – are also planned to take place early in the new year. If you would like to take part, or would like to read more on the subject click here.
December 6, 2012