Seminar on NHS 111 is to be held for patients

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A SEMINAR is being held to talk about the NHS’s 111 health number.

The Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for meeting healthcare needs, will discuss the nationwide service that was introduced six months ago.

An hour-long seminar will include a presentation by South Coast Ambulance Service, which runs the service in the Hampshire area.

The number was introduced by the government for people who need medical help quickly, but are not emergency cases.

Calls are free and taken by advisors, supported by nurses and paramedics.

The NHS 111 service has launched much more smoothly across Hampshire than the problems experienced by some parts of the country.

The seminar takes place tomorrow at Ferneham Hall, in Fareham, from 1pm to 2pm.

It will be followed by a governing meeting, which will run from 2pm to 4pm.

To see the agenda, visit website farehamandgosportccg.nhs.uk.