Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said hospitals must always provide the right data, particularly that on mortality rates, in order for the government to have a clear idea of whether a hospital is safe or not.
Hunt told ITV News the government will be considering making it a criminal offence for NHS data to be manipulated.
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