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NHS London head: Hundreds died over stroke care delays

The head of the NHS in London has said that hundreds of people died or were left with lasting disabilities after delays in changing stroke care.

Dame Ruth Carnall said the pace of change in the NHS was too slow and controversial plans were often compromised by political interference.

She was speaking at a conference at the King's Fund health charity in London.

A Department for Health spokeswoman said changes to local health services were decided locally.

BBC London's Karl Mercer spoke The King's Fund Chief Executive Chris Ham.

  • 11 Oct 2012
  • From the section London