STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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CQC report: More than half of NHS hospitals ‘require improvement’ and at least five are ‘inadequate’

Patient safety is being put at risk by an “unacceptable” postcode lottery in the quality of NHS care, the hospital watchdog has warned in its annual report. The Care Quality Commission said that while its inspectors had found frontline staff to be caring almost across the board, too many hospitals were poorly led and failing to adequately keep patients safe. Their findings are based on a year of new-style inspections in which half of England’s NHS hospitals, as well as a number of GP surgeries and care homes, have been rated.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cqc-report-more-than-half-of-nhs-hospitals-require-improvement-and-at-least-five-are-inadequate-9799393.html

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