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

Read: Total of 11 trusts 'causing concern' over death rates


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.