NHS 111 whistleblower speaks: Three weeks’ training and I was making life or death decisions with no one to turn to for help

SHARMILA CHOWDHURY

By KATHERINE FAULKNER and ANDY DOLAN and JOSH WHITE and PAUL BENTLEY FOR THE DAILY MAIL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

  • 21-year-old mother of one left after four months due to pressure of the job
  • She has spoken out because she is so concerned about operation of 111
  • She said: ‘I was suddenly being asked to make life-or-death decisions’ 

Irsah Tahir, 21, worked for NHS 111 as a call handler earlier this year. But after four months, she decided she could no longer cope.

The mother of one from Derby was so concerned about what she saw that she has waived her anonymity to speak out.

Irsah Tahir, 21, worked for NHS 111 as a call handler in Derby, Derbyshire, earlier this year but quit after four months because she could no longer cope

Irsah Tahir, 21, worked for NHS 111 as a call handler in Derby, Derbyshire, earlier this year but quit after four months because she could no longer cope

When my friends or family members ask me about 111, my advice to…

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