More than half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored, according to a survey. Research for the Nursing Times found that staff are scared they will be labelled as troublemakers if they highlight problems.
It follows the Francis Report which criticised Stafford Hospital for "appalling standards of care".
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A decision is expected today on whether to open new inquests into the deaths of the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings.
A dull and damp day, with cloudy skies and further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy during the morning.
It will be a cloudy day across the West Midlands with showery outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy in places