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Hospitals face 'special measures'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said 11 of 14 hospitals probed in a report into high death rates will be placed under 'special measures' management.

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PM's spokesman: Poor NHS standards 'unacceptable'

Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman has said today's NHS trust report reflects:

"A Government determined to look very carefully at where there are pockets of poor practice, where standards are not high enough, where patients and their families are being failed."

David Cameron's spokesman said the Government was focused on creating "a culture of high quality care". Credit: Press Association

He added: "Poor standards are just unacceptable... Of course many people get absolutely excellent treatment in the NHS, but there are failings. They need to be identified and measures put in place to deal with them."

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