Lack of 'care, humanity, and leadership' at Mid Staffs

Chairman of the public inquiry into serious failing at Mid Staffordshire NHS, Robert Francis QC, made a total of 290 sweeping recommendations for healthcare regulators, providers and government in his 1,782 page report.

He said the treatment received by hundreds of patients displayed a lack of "care, compassion, humanity and leadership."

Read More: Key recommendations of NHS Mid Staffordshire public inquiry.

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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.