The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
**NHS 111 Minimum Data Set - October Release **
Call statistics to the NHS 111 service up to and including October 2012 from the twelve sites providing this service and able to provide data at this time. The sites are: County Durham and Darlington, Lincolnshire, Luton, Nottingham City, Isle of Wight, Derbyshire, The North West, Croydon, Hillingdon, Inner North West London, Hertfordshire and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
**The main findings for October 2012 were: **
In October, there were 126,708 calls to the 111 service, with 70% of these calls from people directly dialling 111. Scaled up, this would represent 11.3 million calls per year across England to the NHS 111 service.
In October, 97% of answered calls made to NHS111 were answered within 60 seconds. Of all calls offered 2% were abandoned after waiting longer than 30 seconds.
Average length of a call episode for data up to and including October was 9 minutes 10 seconds, with 78% of callers receiving a triage and 3% of answered calls called back.
On average 29% of call time was handled by clinical staff for all calls up to and including October.
For the period between April 2011 to March 2012, 92% of callers were very or fairly satisfied with their NHS111 experience.
Link to NHS 111 statistics