Posts Tagged ‘Seven day care’

Union seeks debate with health secretary and colleges over seven day services

The BMA has invited the health secretary to take part in a symposium on introducing seven-day services in November. Jeremy Hunt has been invited to the ...

The Letter: “Hunt cherrypicked research, damaging trust between government and doctors”

The following letter appeared in The Guardian: We call on Theresa May to act in the public’s interest and take immediate action over freshly disputed...

Calls for inquiry into Health Secretary’s misuse of ‘weekend effect’ data

Senior medical and scientific figures have called on the Prime Minister to set up an inquiry into Jeremy Hunt’s claim that 11,000 patient deaths a year a...

Labour calls on PM to launch inquiry into 7-day service planning

Labour's Deputy Leader has written to the Prime Minister calling for an inquiry into the scandal surrounding seven-day service implementation in the NHS an...

“Weekend effect will not be addressed by simply increasing availability of doctors”

Link between weekend hospital staffing and patient deaths represents ‘major oversimplification’, say two new studies The ‘weekend effect’ – th...

MPs criticise lack of government planning for seven-day NHS and workforce requirements

No coherent attempt has been made to assess the headcount implications of major policy initiatives, such as the 7-day NHS, a committee of MPs has warned. ...

Fewer people die in hospital at weekends contrary to government claims, study finds

Fewer people die in hospital at weekends than during the week, according to research. The study contradicts claims by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt,...

Junior doctors row has derailed seven-day NHS plans, says top doctor

The NHS’s top doctor believes that Jeremy Hunt’s row with junior doctors has “derailed” the government’s push to turn the NHS into a seven-day se...

Seven day services in hospital cannot be delivered with current shortage of NHS physicians

The President of the Royal College of Physicians has questioned how the government can implement safe seven day services without the required number of doc...

Government’s seven day service plan requires 11,000 more health professionals

Eleven thousand more health professionals would be required to adequately staff seven day service, a leaked document reveals. The internal Department of...

Dear Jeremy, please work with stroke community to update NHS National Stroke Strategy

The following is a letter from the British Association of Stroke Physicians to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about an NHS National Stroke Strategy: D...