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Findings from NHS seven-day services forum

NHS England has published findings of an investigation into seven day services across the NHS.

It points to significant geographical variation in outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals at the weekend. Causes include variable staffing levels in hospitals, lack of consultants, and lack of primary care and community services to prevent admissions and manage discharge. The report sets out ten new clinical standards for urgent and emergency care at all times.