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NHS needs 'real accountability'

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A patient lobby group is demanding an urgent review of basic hospital care after highlighting accounts of "appalling" NHS standards.

The Patients Association highlighted 16 cases in England where people, often the elderly, were left lying in faeces and urine and were not helped to eat.

The group's president Claire Rayner, an ex-nurse, has called for "real accountability" to combat the problem.

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