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Nurse numbers: Openness should be routine, says Dorrell

18 September 2013 Last updated at 09:21 BST

The number of nurses on duty on each ward should be displayed publicly to restore patient trust, according to a group of MPs.

Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the Health Select Committee which made the recommendation, believes greater transparency and openness should be routine.

"It's the culture of secrecy and defensiveness that underlies many of the problems the health service has had over the years", he said.

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