Latest blog post by Janet Williamson, Director of National Improvement Programmes.
This post appeared on the NHS England website on 8 October 2013.
Dr Janet Williamson, NHS Improving Quality’s Director of National Improvement Programmes, outlines six key messages for commissioners and providers.
NHS England’s Everyone Counts has given a commitment to the NHS moving towards routine services being available seven days a week. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh at the inaugural NHS England AGM said of seven day services: “It is going to be radical, it is going to be difficult but we have to be up for it.”
Last week I had the pleasure of chairing a conference in London on Delivering a 7 Day Health Service. The impressive line-up of speakers was drawn from many leading organisations who have already made significant progress towards moving towards 7 day services. The majority of whom had featured some 18 months ago as a compendium of some 30 case studies, the early evidence of models of 7 day services published by NHS Improvement: Equality for all – Delivering safe care seven days a week.