Target:
The Coalition Government
Region:
United Kingdom
Website:
www.savenhsdirect.co.uk

The Coalition Government's Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced that NHS Direct - the 24 telephone advice line staffed by nurses - is to be scrapped for a cheaper altenative.

According to the Guardian;

"While touring Basingstoke and North Hampshire hospital on Thursday, he revealed that the phone service – which this year cost £123m to run – is to be axed."

It's set to be replaced by a cheaper alternative with less medically-trained staff.

NHS Direct answers 9.5 million calls a year and provides a crucial and potentionally life-saving service to those in need, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that any petition reaching 100,000 signatures would guarantee a Commons debate on the matter.

So we call on the Coalition to think again and Save NHS Direct for the good of the nation.


The Coalition Government's Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has indicated that he intends to scrap the 24 hour adviceline NHS Direct.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that any petition reaching 100,000 signatures would guarantee a Commons debate on the matter.

So we call on the Coalition to think again and Save NHS Direct for the good of the nation.

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