Union: 'We risk recreating conditions that allowed tragedy'

The worry is that with the combination of huge government spending cuts andthe massive changes happening throughout the health service – where privatecompanies are increasingly likely to be the ones providing services in pursuitof profit – we risk recreating the very conditions and lack of accountability thatallowed the Mid Staffordshire tragedy to go unnoticed for so many years.

– TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

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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.