– Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall
Professor Brian Jarman is one of the country’s leading experts on hospital death rates. He has twice asked for the data on children’s heart surgery to be released so that he can conduct a full analysis into which units have the best outcomes, which is why I raised the issue directly with the Health Secretary.
Jeremy Hunt claims he wants a climate of openness and transparency in the NHS. Yet he has refused to ensure the data on children’s heart surgery is released to Professor Jarman.
Mr Hunt should practice what he preaches and provide the data to Professor Jarman now.
Plans to close three children's heart surgery units were suspended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today. Addressing the House of Commons he said the review was based on "flawed analysis"