Guardian: Nurses barred from NHS 111 Covid clinical division after 60% of calls unsafe

1 March 2021
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Concern grows over 111 guidance after audit of clinical calls handled by nurses, paramedics and physios

The NHS 111 service has permanently stopped nurses and other healthcare professionals in a clinical division handling calls with people suspected of having Covid-19 after an audit of recorded calls found more than 60% were not safe.

The audit was triggered in July after many of the medical professionals recruited to work in that clinical division of the 111 service sounded the alarm, saying they did not feel “properly skilled and competent” to fulfil such a critical role.

Read the whole article on the Guardian website

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