'Unsafe staff levels' at 17 NHS hospitals
Seventeen NHS hospitals are among 26 healthcare providers that are failing to operate with safe staffing levels, the Care Quality Commission has said.
A list published in the Daily Telegraph reveals that the health watchdog issued the hospitals with warnings after carrying out inspections as recently as November last year.
Labour - which released the information - said the findings reflected a "toxic" combination of cuts and reorganisation.
The government said the number of NHS clinical staff had risen since 2010.
Adam Brimelow reports.
13 Jan 2013
- From the section Health