The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that 11 of 14 NHS Trusts investigated over higher than expected will be placed into “special measures”, this means:
- Each hospital will be required to implement the recommendations of the Keogh review, with external teams sent in to help them do this. Their progress will be tracked and made public
- The Trust Development Authority or Monitor will assess the quality of leadership at each hospital, requiring the removal of any senior managers unable to lead the improvements required.
- Each hospital will be partnered with high-performing NHS organisations to provide mentorship and guidance in improving the quality and safety of care.