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UK hospitals need a proper seven day system, consensus conference concludes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6933 (Published 18 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6933
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Further support has emerged for an overhaul in the way hospital services are organised in the United Kingdom, including a move to “genuine seven day working.”

A consensus conference on patient flow in acute medicine, held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, echoes findings of the recent inquiry into acute care led by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the findings of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.1 2 …

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