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Patients challenge decision to hold Mid-Staffordshire inquiry in private and restrict its scope

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3885
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The Department of Health faces a High Court challenge over its decision to hold the inquiry into poor standards of care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in private.

    Patients who allege that they were subjected to “appalling” standards of treatment, and relatives of those who died under the trust’s care, are applying for a judicial review of decisions to hear evidence in private and to limit the scope of the inquiry.

    The local patients’ pressure group Cure the NHS wants the inquiry to go beyond the boundaries of the trust and look at the roles of …

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