NHS reforms greeted

The chairman of the inquiry into the scandal at the Mid Staffordshire hospital trust has welcomed the government's response to his report - but warned that it will only be judged properly "over the next few months".

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Failing NHS bosses face being put on a blacklist

Today's announcement from Jeremy Hunt means failing NHS bosses will be put on a blacklist which will stop them working in the health service:

  • The Health Secretary wants a "national barring list" for managers who let their patients and the NHS down
  • If trusts do not deliver adequate care to patients they could be put into a "failure regime" and may ultimately be put into administration
  • Mr Hunt also confirmed that hospitals would be subject to Ofsted-style ratings - where hospitals will be rated as outstanding, good, requiring improvement or poor

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