Hunt doing 'an enormous amount' to halt poor care

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told ITV's Daybreak that two unpublished reviews, seen by the Guardian, that allegedly detail substandard levels of care at Tameside General Hospital posed a "very serious issue".

Mr Hunt said he was doing "an enormous amount" to stop poor care in hospitals pointing out a "tough new inspection regime" that will be introduced this year.

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NHS boss quits amid care claims

Christine Green, the chief executive of Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has tendered her resignation amid allegations of poor patient care, the trust said today.