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Advice line for GPs saves hours of travel for patients and £100k

A neurology hotline for GPs in the north west has spared patients unnecessary worry and travel time, saving £100,000 a year.

The advice line, run by the Walton Centre in Liverpool, means GPs in the Cheshire and Merseyside area can call neuro consultants for fast advice any weekday reducing extra patient appointments.

It means less time off work for patients, less travelling and consequently less pollution for the environment.

Of the 181 calls received in 2017/18  37% were resolved by the GP saving £51,698 which over a year saves around £100,000.