Pressure grows on NHS boss

Chief executive of the NHS Sir David Nicholson gives evidence to the Commons Public Accounts Committee today.

Roy Lilley: Sir David could be gone before September

Former NHS Trust chairman Roy Lilley said it has been suggested to him that Sir David Nicholson will "be gone before September".

He told Daybreak: "He will be gone before the party conferences, they won't want to take this to the conferences".

On the subject of Sir David's expenses he said, "you would expect a guy like that to have high expenses", he added, "but there are some 'unexplained' expenses".

Report: Sir David to be questioned over expenses

Chief executive of the NHS Sir David Nicholson gives evidence to the Commons Public Accounts Committee today.

Watch: NHS boss refuses questions over patient confidence

Sir David Nicholson gives evidence to a House of Commons Health Select Committee Credit: PA Wire

Sir David is officially due to answer questions on the NHS’ IT project and consultants’ pay, but members are planning to quiz him over his role in gagging whistleblowers and his expenses, the Daily Mail reports.

According to the newspaper, last year Sir David claimed almost £50,000 in expenses, including £17,400 on a chauffeur-driven car and £13,200 in hotel and restaurant bills.

Watch: Campaigners say Sir David is 'ultimately responsible' for Stafford failings

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