Hunt: 'NHS mediocrity too readily accepted'

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt came under fire from NHS staff today after launching an attack on the culture of the health service. He said mediocrity was too readily accepted - and accused some hospitals of coasting. It could lead to another scandal, like mid-Staffordshire, he suggested.

As ITV News medical editor Lawrence McGinty reports, his comments prompted an angry response:

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Jeremy Hunt hospitals warning

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to warn that too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are "hitting targets but missing the point."