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Hospital reorganisation urged

Hospitals need to be reorganised so very ill patients are not moved unless absolutely necessary, a special investigation has found. A commission by the Royal College of Physicians published 50 recommendations for the NHS to improve care.

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'More doctors needed to lower death rate'

The NHS does not have "as many" doctors per hospital bed as we need to lower the death rate, a former head of the British Medical Association has said.

Dr Brian Jarman echoed comments made by a Royal College of Physicians report that patients were more likely to die at the weekend because there were not enough staff.

He added: "Complaints by patients...at the moment don't investigate 99.7% of them. What industry would do that?"

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