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Sir Bruce to lead review of professional codes

The Health Secretary today asked Sir Bruce Keogh NHS England's national medical director to carry out a review of codes of practice for health professionals.

The move by Jeremy Hunt came as a report into the failings over the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay was made public.

The review will be of the professional codes of both doctors and nurses.

Mr Hunt said: “While we have made good progress in encouraging a culture of openness and transparency in the NHS, this report makes clear there is a long way to go.”