HC Deb 11 February 2002 vol 380 c120W
Mr. Denis Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have used the service provided by NHS Direct in each year since its introduction. [21606]

Ms Blears

Since NHS Direct was launched in March 1998 it has handled around 9,000,000 calls. This calendar year alone it has handled over 4,500,000 calls, NHS Direct currently handles 120,000 calls a week.