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Northampton General Hospital has 'culture of bullying' say inspectors


A hospital showed "poor behaviour" towards junior staff and "a culture of bullying behaviour", health inspectors have said.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has downgraded Northampton General Hospital from "good" to "requires improvement".

Inspectors also found the hospital's maternity and medical care "requires improvement".

Dr Sonia Swart, chief executive, said staff should be treated "the way we care for patients".

The CQC, which visited in June and July this year, also found that the hospital "requires improvement" in safety and leadership.

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Source: BBC News, 24 October 2019

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