Posts Tagged ‘Seven day care’

Patients admitted as weekend medical emergencies significantly older and disabled

Patients admitted as weekend medical emergencies are significantly older and more dependent than those admitted to hospital on other days of the week, says...

Letter to a national paper: specialists challenge Jeremy Hunt’s stroke mortality statistic

When Jeremy Hunt criticises the junior doctors’ strike by stating that “you are 20% more likely to die from a stroke at the weekend” he uses data fro...

Letter to a newspaper: A one paragraph description of the confusion around seven-day working

Sir, Most of us who work in the NHS find it impossible to understand how we could provide more extensive elective or emergency services at the weekend w...

Is it worth radically changing clinical practice over 0.22 percentage points?

Prime Minister David Cameron stated that there is a 16% increased chance of dying in hospital if you are admitted on a Sunday rather than a weekday with t...

Weekend death rates: there’s an association, but cause and effect is far from settled

It is not immediately clear why the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ delayed her public response to Mr Hunt's perceived misrepresentation of an academic article ...

Pressure grows on Health Secretary to justify citing of ‘weekend death rates’ paper

A senior medical editor has joined doctors in criticising the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's use of an academic article on the deaths of patients admitted ...

BMA urges Prime Minister to outline plans for seven day service at party conference

David Cameron must use his Conservative Party speech to further set out his plans to staff and fund the introduction of the world’s first ‘truly seven-...

Why is there an association between outcomes and weekend admissions

The RCP said in 2010 that patients deserve the same quality of urgent care at evenings and weekends as they receive during the week. We agree with Sir B...

“Government has offered no detail to define what a truly seven day service is”

This blog is in response to research suggesting NHS patients admitted at weekends are likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death. Doctors want...

Weekend admissions are more likely to have higher risk of death, analysis shows

Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week. ...

Doctors urged to join BMA’s #showusthe7dayplan campaign to strengthen contract negotiations

The BMA has renewed its criticism of the government for a lack of detail on how it intends to deliver the expansion of seven-day services. It follows t...