I support the principle of hospitals being fully functional 7 days a week:
However, it will be interesting to see what (if any) financial compensation is offered to staff for this, given that it is not what the majority of NHS staff thought they were signing up to when they were considering their career options at age 17. I imagine, as usual, clinical staff will roll over and have their bellies tickled without putting up much in the way of negotiation.
I have no doubt that the various tiers of NHS management staff will not be asked to work on weekends. It will also be interesting to review the working patterns of those in the establishment who are advocating such a change to working patterns - will they be coming in to their offices on weekends too?