In the wake of the cuts, the NHS Direct help-line is being relaunched as an automated service, offering a range of reassuring platitudes about callers’ ailments. “It won’t get better if you pick it”, “Things always look better in the morning”, and, a perennial favourite, “Everything’s going to be alright”...
“Platitudes on demand” from revamped NHS DIrect help-line...
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Like it. Or it could go the other way and become NHS Even More Direct, with advice like 'Please don't waste your GP's time, you'll be dead by the morning'. Or again, NHS Redirect which takes you straight to 'SameDayWills.com'.
Good idea; some suggestions for NHS even more direct; 'it's just a virus,' 'you've only strained a ligament,' 'what do you expect at your age?' and 'get off the line, you bloody malingerer'. Stars all round.
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