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NHS Direct

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many referrals were made by NHS Direct services in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009. (317690)

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Referrals from NHS Direct (0845 46 47)

Referrals

2008

1,982,544

2009

1,735,473

Note:

These data include all calls to the 0845 46 47 line. It does not include other calls to services provided to national and local commissioners, including calls to The Appointments Line and locally commissioned services such as dental and out-of-hours services.

Source:

NHS Direct.