Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs

Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs New 111 phone number will be first port of call for patients with urgent, not life-threatening, symptomsThe Department Of Health has set an April 2013 deadline for introducing the helplineIt will replace NHS DirectBMA warns of cost and safety issues due to line being manned by call centre staff with six weeks' training | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 29 May 2012 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.

24 babies tested for deadly infection that has killed three and left three fighting for life

24 babies tested for deadly infection that has killed three children and left three more fighting for life Three babies have died and three more fighting for life after contracting the bacterial infection pseudomonas The parents of 24 babies are waiting to find out if their children are free from the infection that caused the deaths of three newborns at a hospital in Belfast.