'Ofsted' hospital inspections

Patient and whistleblower experiences will be used to guide specialist teams when deciding which hospitals to inspect, under new Government proposals. The new inspections will be in the style of school Ofsted visits.

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Full report: school-like inspections proposed for East Midlands' hospitals

Inspection teams have been at two hospitals in the East Midlands today after they were found to have higher than expected death rates. Both Sherwood Forest and United Lincolnshire NHS Trusts are under investigation. Hospitals in Burton were visited last month.

It comes on the day that tougher Ofsted-style inspections were announced for the NHS.

Michael Sibert reports.

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