Hospitals that puts the sick at risk face court Hospitals will face criminal prosecutions for putting patients at risk, the official watchdog has warned.
The Care Quality Commission is considering taking legal action against an unspecified number of trusts where patients have been harmed.
The watchdog was given new powers to prosecute NHS trusts in 2015 following a landmark inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.
In March, it used these powers for the first time by bringing a criminal prosecution against Southern Healthcare Trust. The Daily Mail