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'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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Welcome for school-like inspections at hospitals

Patients and hospital staff in the Midlands have cautiously welcomed plans for hospitals to have inspections like the ones the government carries out in schools.

Inspectors could come into hospitals for 20 days to check them out - with those failing given warnings to improve. It's been sparked by the poor treatment at Stafford Hospital. .

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