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Sir Bruce Keogh says the provision of 7-day services across the NHS is his "number one priority”

Sir Bruce Keogh says the provision of 7-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority”. NHS England’s national clinical director recently said “We all know in our heart of hearts the service we offer at weekends isn’t as good, and we have to tackle that and do the right thing…Speaking personally, the provision of services at weekends remains my number one priority.”

“How quickly you have your scan and your tests, or start your treatment, shouldn’t depend on how sick you are or when you turn up.

“Speaking personally, the provision of services at weekends remains my number one priority.”

Sir Bruce also addressed those who still oppose the idea of 7-Day Services, saying: “We have got to stop talking about ‘seven day working’, where the emphasis is on the people delivering the service. We have to talk about ‘seven day services’ and focus on the people receiving the services.“This is about how and not about why,” he added. “The two how questions are: how much is this going to cost? And how are we going to do it? The answers are beginning to emerge.”

 

For more information see original source: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/07/22/7ds-top-target/

 

Relevant forthcoming events:

 

Effective Clinical Director Training Course
Wednesday 10 September 
ICO Conference Centre
London

 

Enhanced Recovery
Thursday 2 October 
Colmore Gate Conference Centre
Birmingham

 

Delivering a 7 Day Health Service
Monday 6 October 
Hallam Conference Centre
London

 

Consultant Job Planning
Wednesday 26 November 
ICO Conference Centre
London

 

Radiology Information Systems and PACS
Tuesday 9 December 
Manchester Conference Centre
Manchester

 

 


23 July 2014

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