When the BBC asked NHS England and the Department of Health for the source of the 6,000 figure, neither was able to answer.
Source: Hunt ‘misrepresented’ data on 7-day NHS – BBC News
“the Hunt effect”, namely that some patients are holding off seeking treatment at a weekend – including women who are about to give birth – because they think they will not be well cared for or even die as a result.
Source: The Hunt file: doctors’ dossier of patients ‘put at risk’ by health secretary | Global | The Guardian
..such schemes were a “financial contaminant” to patient-doctor trust.
Source: GPs being paid to cut patient referrals – BBC News
The medical profession is much more convinced about the need for improved access to key services
Source: NHS weekend: 7-day services explained – BBC News