NHS Direct has announced that they are seeking to gradually withdraw from their remaining contracts for the NHS 111 service. The decision has been taken as they are unable to deliver the service within the agreed contract price. Local GP-led clinical commissioning groups – including Blackpool CCG – are now actively discussing with a range of potential providers the best way to continue providing a high quality 111 service for patients supported by NHS England.

Download a statement from Dr Amanda Doyle, Chief Clinical Officer, Blackpool CCG.