Log In
Tuesday 25th June 2019

NHS cannot afford a seven-day week

28th March 2012

The British Medical Association has warned that attempts to make hospitals work seven days a week are unaffordable because the move will cost the NHS billions of pounds a year.

Chairman of the BMA’s consultants’ committee Dr Mark Porter said there was no money to pay for such an expansion of services under the current financial constraints, though NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh wants the health service to be in a position where the service on a Saturday was the same as on a Wednesday as “people get sick seven days a week.”


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: NHS cannot afford a seven-day week
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21522
Date Added: 28th Mar 2012


The Telegraph


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2019