111 line 'puts patients at risk'

The British Medical Association has called on the NHS to delay Monday's launch of the new non-emergency 111 service in England, saying the waiting times and quality of advice are putting patients' safety at risk.

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BMA: NHS 111 is being introduced 'too quickly'

The British Medical Association has warned that the NHS non emergency 111 number is being introduced to the public "too quickly".

Speaking to Daybreak, Laurence Buckman from the BMA said: "If you're not going to [run the service] properly, you don't have doctors and nurses at the centre of it, it won't work."

He added: "It's going to be dangerous, and somebody somewhere is going to be harmed as a result."

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