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Nurses to make hourly rounds to improve patient care

Nurses will be told to carry out hourly ward rounds under government plans to improve hospital care standards in England.

Patients will also be encouraged to lead inspections in a series of measures to be announced by David Cameron to help tackle a "real problem" with patient care.

The prime minister says he believes nurses have too much paperwork and he wants them to spend more time with patients.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 06 Jan 2012
  • From the section Health