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NHS Direct

Health written question – answered on 20th July 2001.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce (a) a national textphone number and (b) interactive e-mail to the NHS Direct service.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

We are committed to introducing a national textphone service for NHS Direct and expect this to be fully implemented within the next twelve months. An interactive e-mail inquiry service will be introduced in November this year.

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