Mel Barham reports on the Health Secretary's announcement that top performing NHS managers are to be drafted in to turn around failing hospitals.
The best managers are "often doctors" and the NHS is in dire need of "more brilliant managers" if it is going to overcome recent scandals regarding appalling patient care, the Health Secretary has said.
Speaking to Daybreak, Jeremy Hunt said he wants to "encourage" doctors who "could become fantastic managers" to take on extra responsibility.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's due to explain plans to turn around two of the region's hospitals put in special measures in the wake of the scandal over standards at the Mid Staffordshire trust.
Tameside NHS Trust and East Lancashire NHS Trust were named among the 14 worst in the country in a report by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.
Two hospitals in our region have been placed in special measures after a damning report highlighted poor care and high death rates.
It means Tameside NHS Trust in Ashton Under Lyne and East Lancashire NHS Trust in Blackburn will be under constant review and that any managers not up to the job will be fired.
Another failing trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be closely monitored by health professionals.
The three trusts were named among the 14 worst in the country in a report published today by Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of the NHS.
Daniel Hewitt reports
It found none of them was providing "consistently high quality care to patients" and 11 are to be put under "special measures".