NHS Employers Response to the Publication of the Doctors and Dentists Review Body Report

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers said:
"Patients and employers want the delivery of the same high quality of care across the entire week and we welcome today’s report from DDRB as a key step towards achieving our ambition for seven-day services across the NHS."

“To afford and sustain seven-day services, employers need to overcome the current obstacles that exist and, as our evidence demonstrated, we firmly believe that the removal of the contractual opt-out for non-emergency work undertaken at weekends and evenings is crucial to improving the quality of patient care.

“We are also keen to progress with reform of the junior doctor contract