MPs call for NHS chief to resign over Mid-Staffordshire scandal

20 MPs are calling for the head of the NHS to resign over the Stafford hospital scandal. Sir David Nicholson was the head of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority at the time of the failings, responsible for overseeing the hospital.

An early day motion calling for Sir David Nicholson to step down as Chief Executive of the NHS has been signed by MPs including MP for Stafford, Jeremy Lefroy, and Bill Cash, MP for Stone.

A recent public inquiry found that up to 1,200 people may have died at Stafford Hospital as a result of poor care.

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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.