Patients to inspect hospitals

The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals has called for hundreds of NHS patients to join inspection teams as part of plans to change the way hospitals in England are assessed. Professor Sir Mike Richards wants to build up a "small army" of inspectors.

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Chief Inspector on building 'army' to assess hospitals

The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals has spoken to ITV News about his plans to build a "small army" of inspectors.

Professor Sir Mike Richards said: "I'm looking for both patients and doctors and nurses who really want to help this process of making sure the NHS is as good as it possible can be.

He also said he hoped in his new role, he would able to bring "a belief that rigorous measurement and assessment of hospitals is the first stage in an improvement programme".

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