Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to send "hit squads" to 10 failing hospital trusts, where thousands of people could have needlessly died.
The teams of health experts, who will have the power to sack NHS executives, will go into failing hospitals in a bid to "turn them around".
Sir Bruce is expected to describe poor care, medical errors and management blunders in his report and suggest that the Stafford hospital scandal was not a one-off.
He will reportedly say that there may have been 13,000 needless deaths across the 14 trusts since 2005.
David Cameron's official spokesman said that board members could be suspended following care failings.
It is understood that the Prime Minister's spokesman went on to say:
As part of the Government's response to the Francis report into serious care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, ministers said that if a hospital is deemed to be failing, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals could initiate a failure regime in which the board could be suspended or the hospital put into administration.
Ministers also said that managers in charge of hospitals where failures in care occur could be put on a black list and barred from working in the health service.
Following the publication of the report into failings at Mid Staffordshire, Sir Bruce launched an investigation into the 14 other trusts because of their high mortality rates.
The trusts which have been under review are:
- Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
- George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust