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New Non Emergency Telephone Number for South Dorset

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12:05am 10th June 2012

You will soon be able to call the new NHS 111 service here in Dorset.

It is the free 24 hour number to call if you need urgent medical assistance but your situation isn't life-threatening.

South Western Ambulance Service has been awarded the contract for call handling and clinical assessment, subject to finalisation.

The service will be available in Dorset from April 2013.

Suzanne Rastrick, Interim Chief Executive of the NHS Bournemouth and Poole and NHS Dorset cluster said: "We know people can be confused about which NHS service to use when they need help quickly, and too often they use the wrong service. NHS 111 is an important step in our journey towards improving the way that patients use urgent healthcare services. We look forward to working with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to implement the call-handling and decision making elements of the wide NHS 111 service."

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