Seven day NHS is possible only with more resources, say surgeons

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 04 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4232
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Surgeons support the provision of a round the clock, consultant led service but have no confidence that it can be delivered within current staffing levels, shows a survey conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The survey found that nearly three quarters of the more than 1000 college members who responded did not believe that a 24 hour a day, seven day a week service was possible without an increase in staff. …

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