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Charter of rights for patients

Hospitals, care homes and GPs could be judged against a new set of patient rights following a radical overhaul of standards to be announced by the health watchdog, The Times (£) reported.

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Dr Hilary: Staff will not do the jobs they are on site to do

Clinical staff will not do the jobs they are on site to do with inspectors "standing behind them", Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary said.

The proposed patient rights charter is an "understandable knee-jerk reaction" in response to what happened at Staffordshire hospital he said.

Speaking about the new charter of rights he added, "if it was as easy… don't you think hospitals would have done that before?"

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