The second round of HiSLAC’s ethnography sub-study has now started.

Based at the University of Leicester, the ethnographers are conducting a qualitative study to find out more about how hospitals organise systems for weekend care. Insights from initial visits and interviews at 20 case study sites are shaping the second round of work.

The team have been speaking to local project leads in each of the 20 sites participating in the in-depth study and have now purposively selected a sample of eight hospitals to visit again in the next couple of months. 

Elizabeth Sutton explained: “We will be talking to consultants and other clinical staff providing care for acute medical patients about 7-day working, and observe how consultants’ weekend rosters are organised.  We are also about to start interviewing board level members for their views on the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of 7-day services in these eight sites.” 

She added: “Thank you to everyone who has helped us in our work to date. We are looking forward to working with you again and finding out more about the delivery of 7-day services in your hospital.”

For more information visit the 'Meet the Ethnographers' page.

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