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Essex hospital is put into special measures over breach of licence

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 14 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6874
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A hospital trust at the centre of a police investigation over allegations that data on waiting times for cancer treatment were falsified has been put into special measures.

An improvement director will be appointed to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, and it will be paired with a high achieving trust “to ensure all its patients receive good quality care,” the regulator Monitor has announced.

The …

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