Thinking of dialling 999? Think again

Huge yellow figures depicting different types of injuries have been on display in Spitalfields, to promote better use of A&E by the public.

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Yellow men on tour

Yellow statues, designed to make people think about how they use Accident and Emergency services, have begun a tour across north London.

The figures each represent a different injury or illness - and are displayed alongside information on the best NHS services for treating that problem.

Doctors say many people wait for hours in A&E when they could have got quicker treatment closer to home.

The yellow men in Stratford. Credit: NHS North East London
Each statue represents a different injury or illness. Credit: NHS North East London

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