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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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  1. Chris Ship

Higher than 'expected' deaths at NHS trusts

Six NHS trusts recorded deaths rates that were higher than average in 2011-2012. Here is a breakdown of the numbers of deaths above what would be "expected":

  • Walsall NHS Trust - 172
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 170
  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 274
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 352
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust - 142
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust - 206

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