Jeremy Hunt said he is sure "lessons will be learned" after a watchdog warned a scandal-hit NHS Trust is still failing to protect patients.
The Health Secretary said that most front-line care at Southern Health was excellent, but that there had been problems with leadership.
He added that he agreed with the watchdog's findings.
A last ditch attempt to halt next week's junior doctors' strike has failed today after Jeremy Hunt dismissed calls from MPs to agree to "a limited trial" ahead of "blanket introduction" of new contracts.
But as the NHS looks set to continue with the first all-out strike in its history, doctors made assurances that patients will be safe.
ITV News Correspondent Caron Bell reports:
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Casting doctors and consultants as the roadblock in their stand-off with the health secretary Jeremy Hunt is "the wrong approach" according to BMA spokesperson Dr Mark Porter.