COMMERCIAL: The NHS South West Essex and South East Essex primary care trust cluster is seeking expresions of interest from providers interested in providing an NHS 111 and out of hours service.

The new non-emergency NHS 111 phone number is due to be rolled out nationwide by April 2013.

The tender document states the service should provide appropriate referral to other services for NHS 111 calls in South Essex wioth the aim of reducing emergency admissions.

The contract is for a three year period with the possibility of a two year extension and the deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on 17 February.