Stafford report delay

The administrators of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have been granted more time to prepare a report into how the trust should be run. The trust runs Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 and 2009.

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Petition set up urging head of NHS to quit

Sir David Nicholson Credit: PA

An online petition has been set up by people who want NHS chief Sir David Nicholson to quit.

It follows the publication of the Francis Report which highlighted the "unnecessary suffering" of patients at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Victims' families have called for him to step down over the Stafford Hospital scandal, despite Sir David saying he is "not ashamed" of being in his job.

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