Adequate funding is needed if pharmacy teams are to deliver seven-day services safely.
Long gone are the days when you could only test your self-directed learning by turning to the questions at the back of your textbook and covering the answers. Advancements in technology have brought many advantages for education; not only does the internet provide better access to information but the digital wizardry that goes on behind the scenes has made it easier for us to get real-time feedback on our learning.
The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.
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