THE news that county hospital chief executive Sir Jonathan Michael is keen on more seven-day working is welcome and long overdue.
As peoples’ expectations of the NHS rise alongside healthier lifestyles and advances in medical care, the health service must embrace more flexible working.
Seven-day working also reflects one inescapable fact – demand on the NHS is soaring and only when the service works longer and more often, will it meet peoples’ expectations.
The question is, where will it stop?
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8:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015
MESSAGES of support for Sister Frances Dominica have poured in after the East Oxford nun was told not to return to the hospices she founded following historic allegations of sexual abuse.
2:33pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
Thames Valley Police gave the wrong date when it said it had investigated a complaint that Sister Frances Dominica had sexually abused two women.
2:26pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
images of two men police want to talk to in connection with shoplifting in Banbury in May has been released.
1:30pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
A SHED was broke into in Banbury last week, police have said
12:17pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
A WORKMAN broke his right leg after falling down a four-metre deep hole on the Great Tew estate, near Chipping Norton last night.
9:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015
THE runners who braved the elements at this year’s Oxford Mail OX5 Run have raised more than £100,000 for Oxford Children’s Hospital.