Statement on Sir Bruce Keogh's review into hospitals

16 July 2013

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 July about Professor Sir Bruce Keogh's review of hospitals with high mortality rates

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Background: The Keogh Mortality Review

On February 6 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England (pictured above), to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts that are persistent outliers on mortality indicators. A total of 14 hospital trusts were investigated as part of this review.

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