Seven Day Hospital Services

The seven day hospital services ambition is for patients to be able to access hospital services which meet four priority standards every day of the week.

The clinical case

10 clinical standards have been developed aimed at ending the variation in outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals in an emergency at the weekend.

Our ambition

By providing seven day services we want to ensure patients receive consistent high quality safe care every day of the week.


To meet the ambition of delivering the four priority clinical standards for 25% of population by March 2017, a first wave of NHS trusts have been identified.


A selection of case studies, focusing on the clinical standards for seven day services, to help healthcare providers with ideas for implementing seven day services locally.