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NHS review: Patient safety 'must be top priority'

Patient safety must become the top priority in the NHS in England, according to a major review.

The report by Prof Don Berwick, US President Barack Obama's former health adviser, said problems existed "throughout" the system.

But he added the NHS remained an "international gem" and could be the safest system in the world.

Prof Berwick was asked by ministers to look at the systems in place in the NHS after the Stafford Hospital scandal.

Branwyn Jeffreys reports.

  • 06 Aug 2013
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