24th Feb 2016
Is the “seven-day NHS” a fuss over nothing?
The government says going to hospital at the weekend is seriously bad for your health. A group of doctors disputes the evidence on this. What’s going on?
Can a "seven-day NHS" be paid for?
The government maintains it can pay for expanded "seven-day NHS" services with the money it has already planned to spend, but experts doubt this is possible.
What is a "seven-day NHS"?
Our introduction to a "seven-day NHS" and what the government’s plans are.
Junior doctors, the NHS, and European unemployment: factchecking Prime Minister's Questions
We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on junior doctors, weekend deaths, NHS funding, and unemployment in Europe.
Ask Full Fact: stroke patients and weekend deaths
Jeremy Hunt has said that people who have a stroke at the weekend are 20% more likely to die. Some of our readers asked us to investigate.
3 December's BBC Question Time, factchecked
We factchecked the panel's claims on junior doctors' pay, air strikes, the Syrian civil war, and excess deaths in hospitals at the weekend.
No evidence 11,000 NHS weekend deaths are caused by understaffing
The Health Secretary has claimed that 11,000 weekend deaths are caused by understaffed hospitals, but the research he cites doesn't show this.
Nobody knows how many lives could be saved by a seven-day NHS
It's claimed that better NHS care at weekends—the "7-day NHS"—could save 3,000 lives, or 6,000, or somewhere in between. In reality, nobody really knows.
Evidence for 6,000 weekend deaths published
The Department of Health has published evidence behind its claim that 6,000 deaths could be prevented by a 7 day NHS.
7-day NHS: no source yet for claims that 6,000 deaths a year could be avoided
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said 6,000 people a year die because hospitals don't offer a 7-day service, but the evidence for this hasn't been published
Weekend deaths at NHS hospitals
Are hospital patients more likely to die if admitted on weekends?
Three newspapers today reported three different figures for the increased risk associated with checking into a hospital on a weekend. Which was correct?
Are you at greater risk of dying if you're admitted to the NHS at the weekend?
Is a punch-in/punch-out mentality in the NHS endangering patients?