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NHS England urgently appeals to GPs to staff triage service

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A key element in the new covid-19 response service run by NHS 111 urgently needs more doctors, NHS England has said.

The national covid-19 clinical assessment service, or CCAS, serves a cohort of patients with coronavirus symptoms deemed by 111 as needing a clinical assessment over the phone or online.

An email to GPs from NHSE’s primary care directors on Friday evening said: “We urgently need more GPs help to staff this service, especially as covid-19 cases increase over coming days, because of your expertise and experience.”

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Source: HSJ, 6 April 2020

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