NHS 111 Statistics – December 2013

Call statistics to the NHS 111 service up to and including December 2013 from the forty three sites providing this service and able to provide data at this time.

a.    In December, there were 1,022,759 calls to the NHS 111 service, with 94.4% of these calls from people directly dialling 111. Scaled up, this would represent 11.9 million calls per year across England to the NHS 111 service.

 b.    In December, 94.4% of answered calls made to NHS 111 were answered within 60 seconds. Of all calls offered 1.1% were abandoned after waiting longer than 30 seconds.

c.    Average episode length of a call in December was 14 minutes 38 seconds.

d.    For answered calls 85.2% received triage. A number of things can happen with calls that are not triaged. It could be the case that the caller abandons the call before a triage could commence, the caller could be referred on to another service by the call handler without triage or the caller could be given health information and did not need to be triaged.

 e.    Of all answered calls, 7.3% were offered a call back, of those offered a call back 53.7% were called back within 10 minutes.

 f.     On average 31.2% of call time was handled by clinical staff for all calls in December.  Eighteen sites are currently able to submit this data, due to the data being classed as commercially sensitive by some providers.

Note: f. on average 31.2% of call time was handled by clinical staff for all calls in December was corrected due to previous transcription error.

Download NHS 111 Statistical Note for December 2013 (DOC, 616KB)


Download MDS December 2013 National (XLS, 444KB)

Download MDS December 2013 North (XLS, 482KB)

Download MDS December 2013 South (XLS, 609KB)

Download MDS London 2013 London (XLS, 619KB)

Download MDS December 2013 Midlands & East (XLS, 777KB)

Google PDE Application

You can also access the NHS111 dataset from the Google PDE link below, this graphically represents the call level data from all 111 sites.

Contact Us

You can obtain further details by contacting the relevant statistical team at the following address:

NHS 111 Team
NHS England
8E12 Quarry House
Quarry Hill