Revealed: NHS hospitals investigate one in seven deaths of vulnerable patients Jeremy Hunt urged to investigate after trusts examine just 222 of 1,638 deaths of patients with learning disabilities
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is facing calls for a nationwide inquiry into the deaths of highly vulnerable patients in NHS care after it emerged that just one in seven such fatalities in hospitals in England have been investigated.
Data released to the Guardian under freedom of information (FOI) laws show that hospitals in England have investigated just 222 out of 1,638 deaths of patients with learning disabilities since 2011. Continue reading... The Guardian