England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has recommended that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust be placed into special measures following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Services at the trust were rated as Inadequate for safety and leadership, and as Requires Improvement for effectiveness and responsiveness. Caring was rated as Good.
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Dry and sunny with long spells of sunshine in the south east and feeling hot
Fine and dry with some good long sunny spells, especially this afternoon and early evening and feeling very warm
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