'Wilful neglect' reforms welcomed by campaigner

Doctors and nurses who mistreat and abuse patients could soon be jailed for up to five years.

David Cameron has said that following the scandal at Stafford Hospital, he will introduce new measures which will mean the 'wilful neglect' of patients will be made a criminal offence.

Hundreds of patients at Stafford died needlessly between 2005 and 2008, because of poor care. The announcement has been welcomed by health campaigners, like Julie Bailey, from the 'Cure the NHS' group.

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