Roy Lilley: Sir David could be gone before September
Former NHS Trust chairmen, 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".
Jeremy Hunt 'has not discussed' NHS boss' resignation
The Telegraph has reported that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has not discussed Sir David Nicholson's resignation with him.
The newspaper quoted an interview with the health Secretary which said, when he was asked whether Sir David has offered to resign, Mr Hunt said: "He’s got a job to do. We haven’t discussed it.”
Today the NHS boss will face further calls for his resignation from campaigners as he faces questions from the Public Accounts Committee.
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 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