But Dr Stein, who co-authored a 2013 NHS report which found patient outcomes were affected by the day of the week, said the health service still doesn’t provide a full seven-day service.
“The NHS will not function, we will not hit any target… until we work seven days a week, which would seem to me to be appropriate for a developed country,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
The physical infrastructure? Or the staff? Do the staff need to be paid more to work on weekends?
That is, what’s the marginal cost of the weekend working?