The Healthcare Commission said at 1pm today that Papworth Hospital foundation trust could resume heart transplants after the trust agreed to implement additional measures to protect patients.

The commission said quality of care was good and there were no common factors to explain a recent rise in the number of deaths at the transplant unit but that it will continue to closely scrutinise its performance.

The trust has accepted 10 recommendations, including reviewing future deaths, informing patients of the recent rise in deaths and ensuring hearts are stored in transit in a way that is in line with other trusts.

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