Sir David Nicholson "doing a good job"

The Prime Minister has defended the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, among increasing pressure on him to resign.

But the Prime Minister said that Sir David was doing a "very good job" as head of the NHS and had already acknowledged "mistakes" made under his leadership


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.