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Cameron pledges to make NHS ‘seven-day’ service in five years


The first anonymous comment is right. You can't expect staff to work unsocial hours without paying a decent premium. Nobody will want to enter the profession, and I suspect there will be a very high level of sickness absence if people are expected to give up their weekends for very little additional pay. How much extra are they planning to put into the NHS budget, because there will be a massive hike in staff costs if they want full staff cover 24/7. Management will no doubt be sitting pretty still working Mon - Fri 9-5ish, and paying themselves massive pay increases. Maybe some of the "efficiency savings" can be made by pruning the management structure. I'm not naive enough to think you can run a health service without professional managers, but the structure is top heavy, and some don't know what a hard day's work is.

Posted date

30 March, 2015

Posted time

7:00 pm