"This is the worst report in the history of the NHS"

The woman who led the campaign to expose poor standards of care at Stafford Hospital has said that "it is about time someone was held to account".

Reports out today from the Sunday Telegraph that a public inquiry into the failings will recommend an overhaul of regulation to ensure poor managers are replaced and better training for nurses and healthcare assistants.

Julie Bailey has published a book telling the inside story of the NHS scandal - which has been blamed for the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of patients including her mother.

However the Department of Health has dismissed reports into details of Stafford Hospital inquiry as speculation.

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Stafford Hospital Inquiry

The latest on the Stafford hospital inquiry, examining what went wrong between 2005 and 2009, after hundreds more people died than would have been expected.