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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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PM defends head of NHS

Sir David Nicholson Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prime Minister has defended the head of the NHS as pressure grows on him to resign.

David Cameron has said that Sir David Nicholson should not be made a scapegoat for the failings at Stafford Hospital, uncovered by a public inquiry.

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