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NHS 'wilful neglect' proposal

A major review of NHS patient safety, conducted by US expert Don Berwick, has been published and one of its key recommendations is a new criminal offence for "wilful neglect". Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he will consider the proposal.

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Changing NHS culture will 'trump' new rules

Changing the culture of the NHS will "trump" any new rules and strategies, Professor Don Berwick's review said.

A general view of an NHS logo. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Improving patient safety should "permeate every action and level in the NHS", the report added.

The Government-ordered report said "achieving a vastly safer NHS will depend far more on major cultural change than on a new regulatory regime".

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