Name surgeons who block performance data - Jeremy Hunt

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Surgeons who refuse to publish their performance data including mortality rates should be publicly named, the health secretary says.

Jeremy Hunt promised to take tough action after it emerged doctors could block the release of the information under the Data Protection Act.

League tables for 10 specialities are due to be published in England from next month.

Experts say there is a risk some consultants may be wrongly stigmatised.

Dominic Hughes reports.

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