How Jeremy Hunt derailed clinician led progress towards a seven day NHSBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i187 (Published 13 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i187
- Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
- 1The BMJ
It may be hard to believe from the vantage point of this week’s industrial action, but from 2011 to 2015 plans for a seven day NHS were progressing well (table⇓).
Unusually, for a policy change of this sort, there was an evidence base. Several studies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, though observational and so unable to do more than show associations, sent a consistent message: an association …