Patients should know 'where the buck stops'

Jeremy Hunt will call on the health service to tackle the "silent scandal of errors". Credit: PA Wire

Jeremy Hunt will call for the NHS to become the first healthcare system in the world to publish information on the likelihood of a harm-free patient experience across every hospital in the country.

The Health Secretary will also set out proposals that mean the days when the name of the responsible doctor and responsible nurse were clearly written above every bed in every hospital so patients know "where the buck stops".

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'Silent scandal of errors' in NHS

Around 3,000 patients died needlessly last year as a result of poor care, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say later today as he calls on the health service to tackle the "silent scandal of errors".