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Special measures: one year on

In 2013, Sir Bruce Keogh led a review of 14 NHS trusts (nine NHS foundation trusts and five NHS trusts) that had high mortality rates. The review identified problems relating to quality and safety and/or leadership in all 14 trusts. 11 of the 14 were put into 'special measures'.

What are special measures?

The special measures regime is new to the NHS. When a trust is placed in special measures by Monitor (for foundation trusts) and the NHS Trust Development Authority (for NHS trusts):