Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the Thames Valley area are looking to secure the NHS 111 telephone service for a further six years. Members of the public are being offered the chance to attend one of several workshops taking place in the area during June and could even be asked to become ‘testing’ volunteers. People selected for a workshop will be able to share their experience of the current service and discuss the future of NHS111 across the Thames Valley.
- Wednesday 24th June 2015. Boardroom, King Edward VII Hospital, St. Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks. SL4 3DP. 6.30 – 8pm.
- Thursday 25th June 2015. 57-59 Bath Road, Reading, RG30 2BA. Room G29/30. 2.30 – 4pm
- Thursday 25th June 2015. Buckinghamshire – Location TBC. 6.30 – 8pm
- Monday 29th June 2015. Conference Room A and B, Jubilee House, John Smith Drive, Oxford. OX4 2LH. 6.30 – 8pm
Notes for editors:
- A poster promoting the workshops can be found here
- NHS 111 is the national medical helpline number for when it’s less urgent than 999. NHS 111 is free to use and available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The service is there for anyone who needs medical help fast, or thinks they might require urgent care. NHS 111 is staffed by a team of fully trained advisors, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics.
- Berkshire West CCGs produced this short film about the benefits of NHS 111 last year : https://youtu.be/_FvpPucSLGE