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Janet Williamson, Director of National Improvement Programmes

Janet Williamson, Director of National Improvement Programmes

Latest blog post by Janet Williamson, Director of National Improvement Programmes.

This post appeared on the NHS England website on 8 October 2013.

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7 Day Services: Learning from health care organisations

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.

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