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NHS reforms could make hospitals safer and more open, MPs hear

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d787 (Published 04 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d787
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The shake up of the NHS in England provides a “golden opportunity” to force hospital trusts to be more transparent and give patients the information they need to make a choice about their treatment, the founder of the campaign group Cure the NHS has told MPs.

Julie Bailey was giving opening evidence to the House of Commons Health Committee, which has launched an inquiry into NHS patients’ complaints and litigation.

She set up the group after her mother was admitted to Stafford Hospital in 2007 for a routine hernia operation, had a fall on the ward, and never recovered. Pressure from the group led to a series of inquiries into …

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