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NHS England will deliver its first report on enhancing the quality of care and improving access to seven day pharmacy services for patients in hospital at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference today, Monday 5 September 2016. “Transformation of Seven Day Clinical Pharmacy Services in Acute Hospitals” sets out a vision where hospital pharmacy services […]
Sir Bruce Keogh says the provision of 7-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority” Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality event in London, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director told delegates: “We all know in our heart of hearts the service we offer at weekends isn’t as […]
Sir Bruce Keogh will today present an update on NHS England’s 7-Day Service programme. Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality Event, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director will tell delegates: “These are early days but we are stepping up to the challenge. “We want you to be local champions, explaining […]
New clinical standards backed by rewards and sanctions NHS England’s National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh today sets out a plan to drive seven day services across the NHS over the next three years, starting with urgent care services and supporting diagnostics. He is publishing the findings of his Forum on NHS Services, Seven Days […]
THE NHS Services, Seven Days A Week Forum’s Project Manager, Deborah Williams, is today addressing a major conference on 24/7 care. The conference, entitled Improving Care, Safety, Outcomes and Productivity Through Delivering a 7 Day Health Service, is being chaired by Dr Janet Williamson, NHS improving Quality’s Director of National Improvement Programmes and also a […]
NHS England and NHS Improving Quality will be holding a major event on Saturday 16 November, to support the publication of new insight and evidence from the review undertaken by the NHS Services, Seven Days a Week Forum. The first stage of the review, established by NHS England as a key offer to NHS commissioners […]
Professor Keith Willett is today taking part in a live online debate about seven day services. The question and answer session will take place on the HSJ’s website and is part of its on-going coverage of the seven day services debate. It recently ran an online “conversation” about 24/7 care and received more than 6,000 […]
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has thrown its weight behind a campaign for the introduction of seven day services across the NHS. Britain’s most senior doctors, represented by the AoMRC, which supports the Royal Colleges, say treating patients in inadequately staffed hospitals at weekends is “ethically unjustifiable” and must end urgently. The decision for […]
NHS England’s National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has warned patients and health care professionals the introduction of seven day services will be “difficult and radical.” Sir Bruce also issued a challenge calling them to “be up for it” as he addressed a 7-Days Services workshop staged before NHS England’s inaugural Annual General Meeting […]
The NHS Services, Seven Days A Week Forum has reached a significant milestone, with each of the five work streams reporting on their initial findings. The remit of the work streams is to consider seven day a week provision in urgent and emergency care and in diagnostics. The work streams are: • Clinical Standards – led […]