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Future of Southern Health chief executive under scrutiny

Katrina Percy has resisted calls for her to resign Photo:

The interim chair of Southern Health NHS Trust has promised a full review of the organisation - including the future of chief executive Katrina Percy.

There have been widespread calls for Ms Percy to resign in response to hundreds of unexpected deaths of patients with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Damning reports from NHS England and the Care Quality Commission claimed that the deaths were not properly investigated.

Tim Smart, the interim chairman, says he is inviting opinions about the future of Katrina Percy.

I'm certain that in a number of constituents there would be cheers to the rafters [if Katrina Percy was removed], but I'm gathering the data and I'm forming my opinion

– Tim Smart, interim chairman

Tim Smart has also revealed that he is advising the governors of the trust on the legal aspects of removing board directors, such as Katrina Percy.

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