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.
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.
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.
Councillors and business leaders headed to London today to rally support from the Prime Minister, following spending cuts.
The group from Birmingham City Council went with big questions about the city's future plans for jobs and growth.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, arrived at a community centre near Alfreton in Derbyshire to address the gathering of Conservative party activists.
22 Midlands councils are holding elections on May the 3rd.