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Readers' panel: Should service planners always prioritise safety and quality over accessibility?

NHS England has told three major hospitals – in London, Manchester and Leicester – to stop performing complex cardiac surgery on people born with congenital heart problems. The move is designed to improve standards and outcomes, but some parents of young patients have said they will be unable to cope with travelling long distances to another unit for treatment.  Nursing Standard readers' panelists have their say on this controversial decision. 

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