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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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Top nurse: Some nurses do not have capacity to "truly care"

Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, said while there were many "excellent and committed" nurses working in the NHS, the evidence from Stafford hospital was "damning".

The reality is that there are some nurses who do not have the capacity to be compassionate and truly care, despite training and support.

"They have no place in the NHS.

– Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England

She continued:

We only want nurses who come to work to make a difference for their patients and are prepared to take personal responsibility for individuals in their care.

There is no room in the nursing and midwifery professions for people who don't have empathy with their patients.

– Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England

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