Research points to unnecessary deaths

Research by Sir Brian Jarman of Imperial College London has claimed that up to 50,000 ‘excess’ deaths were recorded at hospitals. His research covers 2001 to 2010 and half of the trusts he identified were put into special measures this year, leading to accusations that neglect was not tackled despite a number of investigations. Jarman claimed he warned the Department of Health on ‘multiple occasions’ about high hospital adjusted death rates.

Daily Mail.