The BMA Wasn’t Clear How The Government Could Introduce Seven-Day Services. Now It Seems The Government Aren’t Either.

A year on, the health secretary has still failed to answer basic questions, posed by the BMA, about how his ambition will work in practice. How will such a service be funded, or staffed? How will weekday services be protected in an already-stretched NHS? And it’s not just medics that want answers. A BMA opinion poll found in June that two-thirds of the public think Mr Hunt has fallen short in explaining the policy.

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