NHS Foundation Trusts are performing well despite pressure on services, a health spokesman for the Conservative Party said, after a report found that more trusts were struggling with finances. The spokesman added:
This Government has shone a light on poor care in a way that Labour neglected to do - and which led to tragedies like Mid Staffs - in some cases putting pressure on finances as Trusts address historical issues with nursing numbers and the like.
We are putting recovery plans in place for any Trust in financial difficulty, but as the culture within our NHS changes, we do not accept that delivering safe and compassionate care in the longer term costs more money.
More top news
Species affected include the African elephant, killer whale and Leatherback sea turtle.
Mist and fog to start with but making way for sunny spells as the day goes on.
An air steward notoriously blamed for starting the Aids epidemic in the US has been posthumously cleared of spreading the virus.