Seven day services
Seven Day Services
In summer 2015 acute
hospitals across England self-assessed their services for emergency
hospital admissions, against the four
priority clinical standards for seven day services.
This was the first in a series of surveys carried out
bi-annually. The next survey will start on 30th March 2016.
For more information about the survey see our dedicated
Patients need the NHS every day.
Illness does not just strike on weekdays and ensuring safe,
high quality care every day of the week is at the heart of the
drive towards seven day services.
NHS Improving Quality is working in partnership with NHS England and a
number of other organisations to take forward this ambitious
agenda. Our seven day services improvement programme aims to help
spread change at scale and pace and support the transformation of
services that is needed to deliver seven day services.
A core part of our work is sharing learning and knowledge across
the NHS and identifying barriers and innovations to help shape
future policy. Our webpages contain a variety of information and
resources, including the seven days
self-assessment tool (7DSAT), which has been developed to help
health and care communities produce a baseline against the national
clinical standards. There is
also a variety of case studies on health communities that
are already tackling the challenge of delivering seven day services
and their approaches.
Key to achieving this ambitious transformation is remembering
that it is about services being available over seven days, not
working seven days - it's an important difference, recognising the
aim to improve patient care and provide safe, high quality services
when people need them.
For further information or support please contact us at 7DayServices@NHSIQ.nhs.uk
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