Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the name of the nurse responsible for a patient’s care should be written above their bed.
Speaking at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, Mr Hunt called for a “new culture of openness, transparency and accountability” in the health service.
“However superb the team, the buck always needs to stop with someone and the patient has every right to know who that person is,” he said. “We should return to having the name of the responsible consultant and responsible nurse written above every patient’s bed.”
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