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a clock imageApril 16 2018

Wales will make the 111 NHS non-emergency helpline available nationally over the next three years, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

The system offers patients access to health advice and treatment around the clock and combines NHS Direct Wales and the GP Out of Hours services. It has been piloted in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and Carmarthenshire areas since October 2016.

Evaluation of the pilot “found the service received over 71,000 calls in the first six months of operation, with 95% or survey respondents saying they were satisfied or very satisfied with the service.”

The Welsh Government notes that Emergency Department attendance in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg fell 1% during the first six months of service, “although changes cannot be wholly be attributed to 111.”

Ambulance conveyance to Emergency Departments also fell. “This change was mainly seen in non-urgent conveyances – down by just over 25% during the evaluation period.”

Link:
Welsh Government announcement      

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