PATIENTS will be able to call services in NHS Lanarkshire free of charge as a range of new 03 numbers are introduced this month (March).
The new 03 numbers, which replace 0845 numbers, are free to callers and must count towards any inclusive minutes for landline and mobile networks in the same way as 01 and 02 calls.
A list of the new numbers for services in Lanarkshire and their go live dates are listed below.
Go live date
Referral Management Service
Stop smoking services
Sexual Health Services
General enquiry line
Diabetes Retinal screening
Stress Control Service
Once the new 03 numbers go live, patients dialling the old 0845 numbers will initially be automatically redirected to the new number.
A full list of the new numbers is also available on the NHS Lanarkshire website www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk in the Contact Us section.