Sign the petition to bring back a nurse-led NHS advice line: Speak up for our NHS
The government's problem plagued NHS 111 non-emergency hotline was plunged deeper into crisis this week with news that NHS Direct is to pull out of all 11 of its contracts.
It just goes to show that you can't replace quality with cut price alternatives.
Speak up for our NHS -we deserve a joined up and well-funded NHS advice line staffed by professional clinicians, not the mess it has become. There was no logic behind the government's decision to break up and sell off a successfully run single service (ie NHS Direct) for a disjointed service set up with 46 different contracts. We've said it all along, privatisation is the wrong prescription for our NHS.