Hospital trusts to be investigated over their high mortality rates have welcomed the forthcoming review.
Christine Green, chief executive of Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said she looked forward to receiving the inspectors, adding it was "well recognised" that the trust's mortality rate had been elevated for the past two years.
A spokeswoman for Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said they were committed to improving mortality rates and to identifying any lessons that can be learned.
A public inquiry has blamed a failure 'at every level' of the NHS for the abuses at Stafford Hospital that resulted in hundreds of deaths.
The chair of the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS made 290 recommendations to prevent the 'disaster' of Stafford Hospital occurring again.
Managers at Stafford Hospital accept that there were problems on some of the wards. But they say it's now one of the best in the country.