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Leeds heart unit talks continue

NHS England has insisted the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary remains suspended pending a review, despite claims from two local MPs about a meeting on the issue. A ban on surgery was imposed over concerns about the numbers of deaths.

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Leeds hospital death rate claims questioned again

The move to suspend the children's heart surgery unit in Leeds has come under the spotlight again after an expert in health statistics questioned the figures that led to the decision.

Sir Brian Jarman, an expert on mortality data, told the Independent on Sunday that, from his analysis over the last four years, the death rates at Leeds were average.

He said the rates were "a little high" but "not significantly higher than other units".

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