Swipe left/right

Health News: The beleaguered NHS 111 helpline service has been sending people pizza, instead of giving them medical advice, it has emerged.

The head of the Royal College of Nursing said parts of the service had descended into chaos and that 111 phoneline staff had received so little training they thought they were working at a pizza shop – or even worse, as double glazing salespeople.

“I called 111 and 45 minutes later a man was at my door handing me a twelve inch pepperoni pizza,” said one baffled pensioner who had called the service to ask about acute back pain. “Obviously it made me feel better, but only for a short time.”

Another claimed they had phoned up about a persistent cough they’d had for several weeks and were instead offered a better deal on their mobile phone contract.

“It’s almost like you can’t run a medical helpline with unqualified staff,” said one senior Minister. “It might serve as a warning about privatising the whole of the NHS, but thankfully I love money too much to worry about that. Plus I’m on Bupa.”

 

Breaking News: 'So is this the sort of stuff they teach at church now?'

Trending Now

  1. Pics
    Competition result to name this pond even better than Boaty McBoatface
  2. News
    These messages between a guy and a woman on Tinder go wrong in a brilliant way
  3. Pics
    This guy makes post-it notes that perfectly sum up adulthood
  4. News
    An Irish Pagan society had some great advice for some homophobic, racist US Pagans
  5. Pics
    People are sharing “thoughts they’ve had in the shower” and they’re great
« Swipe navigation »