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The chief executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, is answering questions from MPs following the highly critical public inquiry into NHS Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust.
Cure the NHS campaigner Julie Bailey has told Daybreak the failings at Stafford Hospital went "from Whitehall to the ward."
Julie, who's mother was one of the victims of Stafford Hospital has led calls for the resignation of NHS boss Sir David Nicholson.
Professor Sir Brian Jarman, a key figure in highlighting concerning death rates at Stafford Hospital, told Daybreak Sir David Nicholson "personified what was wrong with the NHS at the time".
Later today, the Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson will be questionned by MPs over the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.
Five former health secretaries have spoken out in support of Sir David Nicholson, who is due to face MPs this morning.
Former Labour health secretary Patricia Hewitt told The Independent she was "appalled" at the campaign against the NHS boss:
Last week Sir David Nicholson said he will not be resigning over failing at Stafford Hospital, despite growing calls from protesters. ITV News' Midlands Correspondent Rupert Evelyn spoke to him outside a meeting of his board in Manchester:
Campaigners have questioned the impartiality of senior MP Stephen Dorrell, due to chair this morning's Health Select Committee hearing, after he publicly backed under fire NHS boss Sir David Nicholson. Mr Dorrell told Daily Telegraph columnist Sue Cameron:
Julie Bailey, who set up the campaign group Cure The NHS after her mother Bella died at Stafford Hospital in 2007, said it was "inappropriate" for Mr Dorrell to have made the comment.
The Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, will face MPs this morning as he appears before the Health Committee. He will be questioned on the recent report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public pnquiry.
Also appearing are Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, and Liz Redfern, director of nursing, NHS South of England.
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The under-fire NHS boss has rebuffed calls for him to resign and said he said he is "absolutely determined" to say in his job.