Colchester Hospital says it is not "working on the assumption" that one out of three cancer patients (approximately 2,000 a year) has had their records falsified, as claimed by The Observer newspaper.
Any figures quoted in the media about the number of patients who may have been affected are purely speculative.
We are determined to get to the bottom of all of the concerns and issues raised in the CQC report and we are already working closely with professional regulators, local GPs, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and Essex police to do so.
If there is any evidence that any of our staff have inappropriately adjusted and reported cancer figures, the Trust will take strong action in all cases...
Our priority is the safety and welfare of all cancer patients.
More top news
Lifeguards at Sea Palling where a swimmer died after getting caught in a rip-current, remind people to always swim at life-guarded beaches.
It will become cloudy this evening with a chance of showers arriving from the west. Lows of 15 deg C.
It's going to be another dry day with plenty of sunny spells and feeling humid. Highs of 27 deg C.