Lansley accused of NHS Direct climbdown

Lansley said he had "not announced plans to scrap NHS Direct", just to phase out its telephone number. This appears to contradict statements from the Department of Health last month, including to the BBC, which said the service would be scrapped.

The health secretary Andrew Lansley has been accused of a climbdown over plans to scrap NHS Direct.

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