Letters Debate on weekend working

The NHS must work more efficiently throughout the week

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1826 (Published 26 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1826
  1. Catherine Maclean, specialty trainee renal medicine/general (internal) medicine1
  1. 1Crosshouse Hospital, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE, UK
  1. catherinemaclean1{at}nhs.net

The question “Should the NHS work at weekends as it does during the week?”1 implies that how we work during the week is the gold standard. It is not.

The NHS should be working to deliver the care patients need, when needed, as close to home as possible, and …

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