Published: 28/07/2005, Volume II5, No. 5966 Page 8

Journalists at the press conference at which the last batch of star-ratings were announced study the results as questions are put to members of the Healthcare Commission.

The ratings saw Rugby primary care trust soar from zero stars to three. Chief executive Peter Maddock said the PCT had tackled difficulties around primary care access and benefited from improvements in accident and emergency access by local provider University Hospital in Coventry, and that this had helped it to make the leap.