GPs (Premium Rate Telephone Numbers)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th July 2011.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 2:30 pm, 12th July 2011

I thank my hon. Friend for raising this matter. I understand that five GP surgeries in NHS Warwickshire use 084 numbers, and that the primary care trust has been assured that patients using those numbers are not charged more than the cost of using an equivalent local number. It is absolutely clear that there is no distinction between landlines, mobiles or payphones. The directions are very clear that patients should not expect to be charged any more.