NHS trusts to be inspected

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Heart of England NHS Trust have been named as three of the first 18 NHS trusts to be inspected.

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Chief Inspector on building 'army' to assess hospitals

The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals has spoken to ITV News about his plans to build a "small army" of inspectors.

Professor Sir Mike Richards said: "I'm looking for both patients and doctors and nurses who really want to help this process of making sure the NHS is as good as it possible can be.

He also said he hoped in his new role, he would able to bring "a belief that rigorous measurement and assessment of hospitals is the first stage in an improvement programme".

Three Midlands NHS trusts among first to be inspected

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has been named as a 'high risk' by the Care Quality Commission's new Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Professor Sir Mike Richards will introduce radical changes to the way hospitals in England are inspected, following a review carried out by Bruce Keogh earlier this week.

Three NHS trusts among the first to be inspected Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The changes will be introduced by the end of next month.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the Heart of England NHS Trust were also named amongst the first 18 trusts to be inspected.

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