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David Cameron visits Derby, full report

The Prime Minister has been to a hospital in Derby to announce a package of measures to improve standards of care in the NHS. It comes after appalling cases of patient neglect at two other hospitals in the Midlands.

David Cameron wants to extend the use of patient satisfaction surveys, but today critics dismissed his announcement as a PR exercise. Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports.

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David Cameron in Derby to announce NHS improvements

Cameron: "I want every hospital to give every patient the best possible care." Credit: PA

The Prime Minister will today visit Derby to announce measures to improve nursing standards in 2013.

David Cameron will say NHS care standards will be a key priority for the Government this year.

This move follows Labour MP Ann Clwyd's criticism of nursing after she raised the poor care of her late husband in Prime Minister's Questions last year.

Prime Minister visits Derby to improve the NHS

David Cameron's new friends and family test will ask patients and staff whether they would recommend the service to a loved one Credit: PA

The Prime Minister will today visit a health centre in Derby as part of attempts to improve NHS standards of care.

David Cameron's new friends and family test will ask patients and staff whether they would recommend the service to a loved one. It will be introduced nationally from April.

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