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Cameron defends NHS boss

David Cameron has defended NHS boss Sir David Nicholson over the Francis Report findings into failings of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. Families have put pressure on the PM to sack Sir David.

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Inquiry chair: 'We need a patient-centred culture'

Speaking as the report was published, Mr Francis said:

They were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs and put corporate self-interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety.

I have today made 290 recommendations designed to change this culture and make sure that patients come first.

We need a patient-centred culture, no tolerance of non-compliance with fundamental standards, openness and transparency, candour to patients, strong cultural leadership, caring compassionate nursing, and useful and accurate information about services.

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