3,000 lives could be saved through seven-day NHS

The lives of more than 3,000 people could be saved each year if hospitals were staffed at weekends in the same way as they are in the week, reports the Telegraph.

Patients with certain conditions face a 40 per cent greater chance of dying if they are unfortunate enough to be admitted to hospital at the weekend, research has found.

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Weekend working plans for NHS

Routine NHS services are to be provided seven days a week, a new body has proposed.