No more cover ups, health secretary Jeremy Hunt tells NHS

The NHS will have a legal duty to be honest about mistakes as part of an overhaul of the system in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal where neglect contributed to the deaths of hundreds of patients between 2005 and 2009.

The move is part of a package of measures in England to put patients at the heart of the NHS, ministers said.

There will also be a new ratings system for hospitals and care homes, while changes to nurse training will be piloted.

Vicki Young reports.