NHS England 7 day service reaches crucial stage

The Seven Days a Week Forum set up by NHS England earlier this year has reached a crucial stage in its work according to NHS England’s national medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, as it gathers evidence into how the NHS could move towards offering patients better, safer and high quality health care every day of the week.    

Five work streams established by the Forum are investigating the benefits of providing seven day services across the country, as well collating information on the challenges that such a move would inevitably throw up.

Finance and work force issues are being examined very closely, as these are key to helping commissioners and providers work together to improve outcomes for patients at weekends.

Read the release on the NHS England website

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