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Will hourly ward rounds by nurses improve patient care in hospitals?

NURSES will be told to undertake hourly ward rounds while members of the public will be allowed to inspect hospitals, under plans announced by the Prime Minister.

David Cameron said most patients were happy with NHS care but there was a “real problem” in some hospitals with people not getting food and drink or being treated with respect.

He said the Government was going to “put right” the problem after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found issues with dignity and respect in hospitals up and down the country.

Mr Cameron is pledging to strip away “stifling bureaucracy” and allow nurses to focus on what they do best, adding that the whole approach to caring in this country needs to be reset.

Today we ask: Will hourly ward rounds by nurses improve patient care in hospitals?