TAS nurse triage software: installation, training and full support and upgrades £9,400

Equipment cost - stand-alone PC£1,900

Each month's nursing cover at six hours a week: F-grade nurse on£8.06 an hour£193.44

Because of financial constraints, the system could only run for the first two hours on a Monday and the first hour of other weekdays. These times were targeted as the peak times for relevant calls. Costs for the next 12 months are calculated to be about£4,800 for the same number of hours each week. These costs will be covered by a local primary care research network and support from several pharmaceutical companies. If cover was extended to eight hours every working day of the year, the cost would be an extra£14,000 to pay for an extra nurse.