The NHS 111 service has permanently stopped nurses and other clinicians handling calls after an audit of recorded calls found more than 60% were not safe, The Guardian reports.
The service stopped using some nurses and paramedics after an audit in August, Pulse reported.
With cases mounting, the service will come into much greater use during the winter. But as nurses CCAS, pressure falls on the GP locums supporting the service.
Meanwhile, GP locums working for the CCAS faced incorrect, delayed or ‘complete non-payment’ for their work on the service, Pulse reported last month.