The Hunt for a seven day NHS
The hunt is on by the Health Secretary for his dream of a seven day NHS. At the moment weekends at a hospital in Britain are reminiscent of Leyland car manufacturing in the 1970s, the staff are not there! Jeremy Hunt wants to make sure that consultants are working to, heaven forbid, treat patients all the time. Rolling news about this and a summary of the plans are provided by the Telegraph.
The BMA is of course opposed to this. No surprises there ...
Jeremy Hunt is in for a big fight a thus needs allies from within the Conservative Party. Can he rely on the Conservative head of the Health and Select Committee? Well maybe not. Dr Sarah Wollaston when first elected back in October 2014 told GP Online ‘I don't see how it's achievable with the current workforce shortfall. I don't see how it's achievable if you can't get a locum. You can't have GPs working seven days a week.’ It’s going to be one tough fight for an NHS that works …
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