Patient safety crisis: Jeremy Hunt unveils plans for NHS 'culture of openness' in wake of Mid-Staffs scandal

The Government has unveiled its plans for a 'profound transformation' of the NHS, aimed at addressing concerns over patient safety in the wake of the Mid Staffs crisis.

Speaking in Parliament today, Jeremy Hunt said all trusts would have a 'statutory duty of candour', requiring nurses and doctors to be open in reporting any incidents in hospitals which have led to death or serious injury.

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