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CQC Report 'Another Warning For Hunt'

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

Watchdog finds four out of five NHS trusts need to improve on patient safety.

A damning new CQC report is yet another warning sign for health secretary Jeremy Hunt, says GMB.

England's top hospital inspector said that four out of five NHS trusts need to improve on patient safety. [1]

Professor Sir Mike Richards added the NHS "stands on a burning platform".

GMB asks how many more warning signs are needed before Jeremy Hunt steps in to save our ailing health service.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary for Public Services, said:

"The CQC report provides yet more evidence the NHS is being underfunded and driven into the ground by the Government.

"People are living longer than ever before and our aging population has complex needs.

"To treat them costs money - yet NHS funding is not keeping pace with this.

"How many more warnings does Jeremy Hunt need before he acts to save our health service?"

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] NHS standing on burning platform, inspectors warn, BBC March 2 2017

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39071485
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