NHS 111

NHS statement on home testing for coronavirus

The NHS has started pilots of home testing for coronavirus where NHS staff, including nurses and paramedics, will visit people in their own homes rather than them having to travel. Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director for coronavirus said: “We have started to pilot home testing for coronavirus in London, which will be carried out […]

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NHS thanks staff for record winter performance

NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter, according to official figures published today. The hard work of frontline staff combined with ongoing improvements to how the NHS provides care meant over 380,000 more patients were treated within four hours in Accident and Emergency (A&E) than […]

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Statement on the monthly performance statistics for February 2016

Richard Barker, Interim National Director of Commissioning Operations and Information, said: “While it was pleasing to see improvements in Referral to Treatment Times and Diagnostic Waiting Times compared with last month, in A&E we really are now seeing the effects of the delayed flu spike which peaked in February and March this year compared with […]

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NHS 111 survey reveals callers pleased with the service

NHS 111 has received excellent satisfaction ratings in a new service evaluation survey. Led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health RCPCH , in partnership with NHS England, The Health Foundation and the Picker Institute, the review of 111 services in North West London revealed 84% of people calling the helpline ‘got what […]

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NHS111 refutes ambulance dispatch claims

NHS111 today refuted suggestions that it refuses to send ambulances to patients who are seriously ill. In a rebuttal of claims made in a national newspaper, the helpline service said it had an exemplary safety record while dealing with around 38,000 calls a day across the country. And NHS England defended the service saying it […]

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