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Regulator calls for faster improvements at troubled Mid Staffordshire trust

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 17 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5535
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Improvements at the troubled Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust must speed up to satisfy the NHS regulator that sufficient change is underway.

    The Care Quality Commission has published a second progress report on the trust, which in March received one of the most critical reports of recent years for its failings in care.

    A review by the former regulator, the Healthcare Commission, found that “appalling” emergency care at the trust led to unnecessary deaths of patients because of a lack of staff and equipment.

    In its new progress report, the Care Quality Commission said the trust was making progress but the pace of …

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