Public Session On NHS 111 Service Today
A public session is being held today to highlight the new NHS 111 service.
Richard Turner from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly says NHS 111 is a new freephone number that will provide advice on appropriate health services to use for minor injuries or illnesses that require urgent care. It’ll be replacing the old NHS Direct service.
The 111 number ‘goes live’ on March 19th and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Richard says people should use the service if they need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency, or if you don’t know who to call. It’s also available for general health information or reassurance about what to do next.
Callers to 111 will be put through to a team of trained call advisers, supported by experienced clinicians.
Anyone wishing to know more about the service can attend the session at the Old Wesleyan Chapel today (Friday) between 10am and 12pm.