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Milton Keynes University Hospital has made "significant improvements" to its services, the health watchdog has said.
The hospital has been rated as 'good' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in July.
It was previously rated as requiring improvement.
Inspectors said "there remain areas where further work is needed" and they "will return to check on its progress".
Our inspectors found a number of improvements had been made at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since our last inspection.
We found staff that were passionate about providing high quality care and patients described them as caring and professional.
The emergency department leadership team had significantly improved the its performance in meeting the four hour target to improve safety in seeing and assessing patients.
During the inspection we also found areas where improvement was required. We highlighted this to the trust and immediate action was taken to rectify a number of these concerns while our inspectors were still on site.
The trust should be commended for this, but there remain areas where further work is needed. The trust knows what it needs to do to make sure any improvements are made and we will return to check on its progress.
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Peterborough hospital is among those now asking patients to bring their passport with them before some operations.
The idea is to help the NHS recoup any money it is entitled to for treating foreign nationals who need medical attention while in this country. It doesn't apply to A&E cases.
The project was disclosed at a session of the Public Accounts Committee.
The scheme has been criticised in some quarters but could end up being rolled out across the whole country.
"If you've paid in, if you're a taxpayer and a British citizen then for non-elective, non-emergency care you should have to prove that you're entitled to that care because health tourism can cost many hundreds of millions of pounds, that's money that we're not spending on frontline health care and I think it's absolutely right and I think every civilised country in the world does have these kind of checks."
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The Lister Hospital in Stevenage has extended its visiting hours on three elderly-care wards.
The new visiting hours will be 9am to 9pm, increasing from three to 12 hours per day.
It's hoped it will improve patient wellbeing. It's part of "John's Campaign" and could be extended to other wards if it proves successful.