NHS England has promised to lead a rethink of plans to improve children's heart surgery in England following publication of an independent report on the Safe and Sustainable Review.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for NHS England said:
We welcome the review and NHS England will now study its recommendations in full to learn from them. We will institute a new process that recognises the very strong case for redesigning services to meet the demands of the future whilst addressing the legitimate concerns in our local communities.
The Safe and Sustainable Review assessed nationally, for the first time, the quality of care given to children born with a serious heart condition. An extensive consultation exercise attracted some 75,000 responses.
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