Posts Tagged ‘Seven day care’

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...

Consultant presence already high over the weekends according to doctor survey

A BMA survey has revealed that nine out of 10 consultants already work on evening and weekend rotas despite the Health Secretary’s claim that hospitals a...

You can posture all you want about seven-day services but it will come down to resources

It's been amusing to see the #ImInWorkJeremy take wings on social media. Enough already has been said about whether consultants should work 7 days or no...

“A seven-day NHS is the right ambition but will be difficult to deliver”

There is much to welcome in the Secretary of State’s 25-year vision for the NHS, including the continued focus on safety and quality of care, the emphasi...

Hunt talks tough over imposing seven-day working on NHS doctors with new contract

The government will impose seven-day working on hospital doctors if the BMA refuses to negotiate over a new contract, the health secretary will warn later ...

“Cuts to frontline staff pay in the NHS have been dressed up as efficiency savings”

Paul Flynn's address to the BMA's ARM: The last year, in fact the last two years, have been dominated by the negotiations over the consultant contract. ...

New deal for general practice: “seven day service will only happen with more resource”

We are really pleased that the Secretary of State is publicly acknowledging the value of general practice and the sterling job done by hardworking GPs up a...

Doctors abandon seven-day access project due to lack of patient demand

The government promise to introduce seven-day services for NHS patients has been dealt an embarrassing blow with a relevant project being abandonned. GP...

Seven day services needed urgent and acute care

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued a statement following David Cameron’s reiteration of his commitment to introducing a seven-day service i...

Cameron promises seven-day in NHS by 2020

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron has said. At the party's spr...

Moral duty to move to seven-day services

NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is set to launch a fresh assault on consultant terms and conditions over weekend working, it has been reported. He sa...