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Alexei Navalny at a rally in Moscow in 2012 (Image: MItya Aleshkovskiy)

Hospital inspections are to be made “broader and more robust,” according to the newly appointed chief inspector of hospitals. Professor Sir Mike Richards said the manner in which hospitals have been inspected until now was flawed and the system used by the Care Quality Commission had been too narrow in focus. Professor Richards has announced his intentions to recruit what he has termed “a small army of doctors, nurses, patients and carers to carry out inspections and ratings.”…

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