In a written parliamentary answer to the Liberal Democrats, ministers revealed that the operating costs of the service had run at more than £22 per call since 2004, when it was established as a national service.
That figure rose to £25.54 in 2005-06 and last year the cost per call was £25.53, the statistics show.
That\’s the cost of NHS Direct.
According to the British Medical Association it costs the NHS between £20 and £25 every time a patient sees their GP.
They manage to make a phone based service cost just as much as a personal, office based one? What in hell are they spending the money on?