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James Bell: Weekend worry for NHS patients

By Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence

A study by the Royal Society of Medicine reveals that patients are 16% more likely to die if they are admitted at the weekend. This backs up the general views of clinical negligence lawyers and coroners over recent years.This is a definitive study - 14.2 million patients.The question now is how senior staff react to this and whether the NHS is genuinely prepared to change years of culture and now offer an effective weekend service. Bell is a Partner in the Russell Jones & Walker clinical negligence team. If you or a member of your family have a clinical negligence enquiry please call our expert clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049, fill in our short online claim form or email and one of our specialist clinical negligence team will be in touch.