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London hospital trust is placed in special measures

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5883
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in southwest London, responsible for one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom, will be placed in special measures after it was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

A CQC inspection in June and July found that there had been “a marked deterioration” in the safety and quality of some of the trust’s services and in its overall governance and leadership since its …

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