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Consultation opens on children’s heart surgery units in England

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5707 (Published 17 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5707
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Children’s heart surgery units in England that fought a lengthy battle to resist proposals to axe them could be reprieved if they meet standards proposed in a new review by NHS England.1

Three of the 10 services were earmarked for closure under the “Safe and Sustainable” review designed to concentrate surgery for congenital heart disease in fewer, bigger units dealing with more cases. The decision to close units at Leeds, Leicester, and the …

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