Professionally I’ve worked 7 days a week in many industries in midlands BUT for Doctors, Nurses, etc. This new NHS 7 days a week will the idea work or not. A recent article published indicated that patients admitted on a Saturday could be 11% more likely to die compared with a weekday, while on a Sunday that figure rises to 16%. Now that’s patient safety BUT here comes the BIG BUT at what cost for the Doctors, Nurses, etc. and healthcare staff will that have to deliver it?
Let’s halt a moment we have the latest news: NHS temp agencies
Why do you stop using temp or temporary agencies for the NHS – do they really want to start a new plan of attack to recruit more medical staff – when this NHS 7 day a week is on the horizon? time. If it is all down to the cost implications: reduce the costs within other areas of expenditure. There’s a saying it’s “swings & roundabouts” and if they decide to STOP or CUT BACK temp or temporary agencies for the NHS, expenditure will RISE in the WELFARE bill (Common sense)
Carrying with our subject of NHS 7 days a week will the idea work or not
As indicated above no one has sat down and interviewed in detail the people involved i.e. the Doctors, Nurses, Care Workers, etc…..apart from an expensive report that indicates the complexities of the NHS 7 day a week. The vast majority of the feedback has been from the unions, forums and media who have managed to do most of the research indicating:
- 94 per cent of family doctors are against the idea
- 63 per cent were opposed to forming alliances with other surgeries NHS 7 days a week
- 9/10 GP’s are clearly AGAINST the idea of 7 days a week
- Nearly 450,000 have stated they will take strike action on the NHS 7 days a week
- Care workers are clearly against the idea which hasn’t been trailed since 1980’s weekends
Additional key factors, employers and candidates may wish to know about are as follows;
Incredibly challenging with the integration of social care into the 7-day model is essential between hospitals and the community.
- National distribution
The London regions have got the ball rolling BUT the rest of the trusts? Start dates, Costs, decisions ideal or not – still deciding
Complex in-fact rather more than first anticipated, from A&E to the backend wards the list is endless according to the consultants
The main cost driver is the recruitment of additional consultants Seven day services would also increase the demand for ALL staff groups already hard to recruit both temp, temporary & permanent.
- Planning Efficiently
NHS organisations will need a justifiable strategic plan on how this “ idea “ seven day services is achievable without increasing overall costs and jeopardising patient safety???
Personally and professionally there’s a great deal of experience Nimble Recruitment possess for the industries of NHS & Public sector BUT this is a wild idea. Even with all my business acumen, skills and abilities, any member of the public, employer or candidate can evaluate there will be TOO much revolute, complexity & cost. If you (Doctor , Nurse Career, etc…) appreciated the blog forward you CV/Resume and we/Nimble Recruitment will assist you with you next assignment.