STRUCTURE: NHS 111, the health service’s 24-hour non-emergency hotline, is now available in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The service is being provided by Herts Urgent Care. The trust currently provides NHS 111 across Hertfordshire.
A team of call advisors, based in Peterborough, will be supported by nurses and paramedics.
Herts Urgent Care chief executive David Archer said: “The staff have undergone intensive training and rigorous testing and many have observed the live system in Hertfordshire. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right medical help – whatever is needed.”
Andrew Anderson, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s clinical lead for NHS 111, said it is “a fast and easy way to get the right help – whatever your need, wherever you are and whatever the time”.
“Anyone needing medical help fast, but who doesn’t know where to go should call 111 as the service will give the caller peace of mind that they have contacted the right service,” he added.