Tell us about your experiences of using Urgent Medical Care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

From December 2020, NHS England launched a new system called NHS 111 First. If you have an urgent, but not life-threatening health problem you can now contact NHS 111 First to find out if you need to go to A&E.
ambulance outside a&e

The public are encouraged to call NHS 111 to be directed to the correct service, whether that is an Emergency Department (Accident & Emergency), their GP, or self-care. Callers to NHS 111 can now receive time slots at local Emergency Departments (EDs) or other urgent care departments, as well as receive time slots with GPs or out of hours GP services. The new service aims to reduce waiting times at EDs and limit the number of people in waiting rooms, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Initial findings in national research are showing that many people do not know that NHS 111 First could book them into the different services they may need. Healthwatch Shropshire and Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin would like to hear from people who have used NHS 111 and how they were helped to access services.

If you would like to share your views and experiences with us about NHS 111 First, why not take part in our survey?

To access the survey Click here

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Urgent medical care and NHS 111 First - Press release
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