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Complainant Name:
NHS South West London

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

Mr Rory Hegarty, Communications Lead for the Better Services Better Value review, complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about an article which reported that ‘secret notes' had revealed cuts of £370million a year spread across four NHS hospital trusts. The complainant said that the figures were not ‘secret', but had been widely publicised, appearing in a series of press releases, public meetings, presentations and meetings with local councillors and MPs since May 2011.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

Following our article of 7 February 2012, "secret notes reveal £370m hospital cuts", we have been asked to point out that the £370m budget cuts figure has been in the public domain since May 2011 and available across the South West London area.

Date Published: 13/04/2012



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