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Commission finds that trust failed to look into high death rates

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:8
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Healthcare Commission, an independent body that monitors standards in the NHS, has taken unprecedented action against a Yorkshire hospital for its poor management of gastroenterology and related surgery. It has called on the secretary of state for health, John Reid, to put the trust “under special measures.”

    Meanwhile the clinicians involved—who are not named in the report and who remain in post—should have their skills reassessed and should, where appropriate, receive extra training, it recommends.

    The commission (formerly known as the Commission for Health Improvement) launched …

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