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Nurses to make hourly rounds to improve patient care

6 January 2012 Last updated at 05:37 GMT

Nurses will be told to carry out hourly ward rounds under government plans to improve hospital care standards in England.

Patients will also be encouraged to lead inspections in a series of measures to be announced by David Cameron to help tackle a "real problem" with patient care.

The prime minister says he believes nurses have too much paperwork and he wants them to spend more time with patients.

Jane Hughes reports.