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Miliband to unveil 'NHS Check'

Ed Miliband will be aiming to add to yesterday's misery for the Health Secretary when he makes a speech to the RCN later today.

The Labour leader will announce a Labour initiative - NHS Check - allowing NHS staff and patients to report on problems faced by hospitals, clinics and family doctors arising from Mr Lansley's shake-up.

He is also expected to urge NHS health and wellbeing boards - which will have strategic oversight of local commissioning - to resist new charges for treatment and ensure patients come before profits.