The political row between Labour and the Conservatives over 14 failing hospital trusts will continue for a second day in the House of Commons today.
Labour have tabled an Opposition Day motion which "recognises that the 14 Trusts investigated by Sir Bruce Keogh have seen increasing problems since May 2010".
It calls on the Government to publish the NHS transition risk register, which sets out the possible ramifications of the recent re-organisation.
The motion also states the Government's failure to implement key recommendations from a report earlier this year by Sir Robert Francis QC in to the horrific care standards at Stafford Hospital could make it more likely that there would be scandals at other hospitals in future.
A patient safety charity said hospitals criticised in Sir Bruce Keogh's NHS review should have been investigated "years ago".
Peter Walsh, chief executive of Action Against Medical Accidents, said:
It is scandalous that patients have lost their lives needlessly or been caused misery due to failings in basic care and the regulatory system that failed to act on warning signals.
The Keogh report has come too late for those patients. The hospitals concerned should have been investigated years ago when high mortality rates were already known about.
In spite of the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry, Ministers are still refusing to accept key recommendations such as minimum staffing levels for wards and regulation of healthcare assistants. We hope this report helps change their minds.
David Cameron said the NHS was "completely safe" in the Government's hands after 11 failing hospitals were placed under "special measures" management.
Speaking after Sir Bruce Keogh's damning review of hospitals, the Prime Minister said: "I think everyone can have confidence in the NHS and everyone can have confidence that their local hospital either is a good hospital or is being turned around and being made into a good hospital.
"There is much to celebrate in our NHS and I love our NHS, and I never want to do it any harm, but we don't serve our NHS by covering up problems and difficulties and clearly there are some hospitals with too-high mortality rates."
The Health Secretary has posted a tweet admitting things had "gone wrong" in the NHS, but he proclaimed that "transparency is disinfectant" after 11 hospitals were placed under "special measures" management:
The Prime Minister has just waded in to the hospitals trust row as he was asked about the report at a question and answer session in Lincolnshire. He said the previous Labour government had simply not wanted to listen to the problems that they were being informed about in the NHS.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was very political in his statement to the Commons today. He said Labour were very much at fault for high death rates at 14 hospital trusts.
I think the Conservatives do feel that this is an issue that they need to make up ground on as opinion polls suggest the public do not trust the party as much as they do Labour.
The Conservatives are determined to show that Labour don't have as good a record on the NHS as it has been made out. Equally, Labour believe they have a lot to say about their NHS record in power, which was mostly good.
Labour improved waiting lists/times and reduced rates of infection, and Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham is very angry indeed to the way in which this is being portrayed by the party opposite.
He said that the current government has had three years to look into failings at hospital trusts and it's done nothing over the past three years.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the review had found the NHS's reputation mattered more than individual patients and targets mattered more than people.
We owe it to the 3 million who use the NHS every week to tackle and confront abuse, incompetence and weak leadership head-on.
No statistics are perfect but mortality rates suggest since 2005 thousands more people may have died than would normally be expected at the 14 trusts reviewed by Sir Bruce.
Worryingly in half of those trusts the CQC (Care Quality Commission), the regulator specifically responsible for patient safety and care, failed to spot any real cause for concern rating them as compliant with basic standards.