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Doctors warn new NHS 111 number will lead to more call outs

29May

Doctors have warned that the new 111 phone number for non-emergency services has led to up to three times more ambulance call-outs and could lower the standard of care that children receive. The Department Of Health has laid down an … Continue reading

  

NHS Direct app helps one million patients in just 6 months

14Nov

Health advice is now being given to more than one million NHS patients via their smartphones following the launch of an app by the NHS just six months ago. The NHS Direct app is free and available to patients with … Continue reading

  

Search Engines, Social Media, Web Chats, Video Streaming – Is This The Future Of Health Advice And Information?

19Sep

Rather than book a GP appointment straight away, people are more likely to turn on their computer first according to the Simplyhealth report: Are we an instant health generation? In an age where technology has made access to health advice and … Continue reading

  

Hay fever symptom checker

11Apr

With the hay fever season just starting, NHS Direct has developed a new online tool to help people tackle the symptoms that can make the spring and summer months miserable for sufferers. Long-time hay fever sufferers are likely to be … Continue reading