Headlines: October 19th, 2000

The locations of the first NHS Direct information points have been unveiled. They will be sited to enable people to get advice at handy locations such as supermarkets, airport departure lounges and university campuses.The first 100+ information kiosks of an eventual 500 promised in the NHS Plan are now rolling out, allowing those people who currently don’t have access to the internet to log on to the NHS Direct on-line website.

The online service is already receiving 100,000 hits per day, and the new terminals are set to increase that figure by their straightforward operating instructions.

First locations for the new terminals include Longthornes Chemist in Westcliff-0n-Sea, Boots in Brentwood, Manchester Airport, Peartree Medical Centre in Derby, and Kwik Save in Stourbridge.

Link: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk