Only a handful of NHS consultants across the country opt-out of weekend working, despite Jeremy Hunt’s claim the lack of weekend working puts lives at risk.

Consultants are entitled to opt out of performing non-emergency work at weekends – an option the Health Secretary wants to remove.

Reported by the Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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