Claims are being investigated that three doctors, including at Leeds General Infirmary, were involved in a network of child abusers connected with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.
Information has been passed to police about the trio, who worked at hospitals where Savile had links and have been accused by alleged victims. Savile had widespread access to Leeds General Infirmary, a bedroom at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and an office and living quarters at Broadmoor.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said a Department of Health inquiry into Savile would cover "everything we need to do".
"Our first priority is to co-operate with the police and help them get to the bottom of what has happened.
Former barrister Kate Lampard has been brought in to oversee the investigations into Savile at the three hospitals.