The BBC report:

Hundreds of GPs still use 084 phone lines despite being told not to by the Department of Health three years ago.

Landline calls cost around 5p a minute, but charges are considerably more from a mobile.

Radio 4’s You & Yours found that 531 surgeries in England still use them, 29 in Wales and very few in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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