The government’s “utopian” plan for a seven-day NHS is doomed to failure due to a lack of doctors, money and diagnostic testing services, the leader of England’s hospital doctors has warned.
Prof Jane Dacre’s gloomy prognosis is a blow to David Cameron’s key election pledge of turning the NHS into a seven-day service by 2020 in order to improve patients’ quality of care.
Deepening shortages of NHS medics and the inadequacy of vital support services – especially in social care – to allow patients to be discharged, means the promise is unrealistic, especially with the service’s £2bn deficit, Dacre said.
Source: NHS seven-day plans will fail without more resources, warns doctors’ chief | Society | The Guardian
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another ill thought out Tory plan.
It was never intended to succeed. Hunt and his evil cronies are setting the NHS itself up to fail. Anyone who believes differently are, I would suggest naive.
I guess this is the difference between a lemming politician and someone actually operating in the real world front line. Crap propaganda that will never be delivered ie “as long as the world thinks we are working on it… we are still the good guys”.
What a load of conning muppets.