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Care risk 'at one in four hospitals'

Almost a quarter of NHS trusts in England have been identified as high risk and may not be offering safe care at a high level of quality to patients, the care watchdog has warned.

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Some 'high risk' NHS trusts already in 'special measures'

Some of the NHS trusts identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as being "high risk" are already in "special measures" following an investigation into high death rates.

Those trusts include:

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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