Report: Nine out of ten want NHS boss to resign

The Daily Mail has reported that a web poll has found nine out of ten health professionals want Sir David Nicholson to resign as NHS chief executive.

According to the paper, nearly 2,000 nurses, managers and other senior NHS staff were spoken to, with more than 90 per cent of them saying he should step down.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Roy Liley, a health policy analyst said:

It is clear he no longer enjoys the support of front-line staff.

As stories of quality horrors, bullying and service dislocation emerge, it would seem time to recognise Sir David's huge contribution to the NHS in the past but make it clear he is not the man to take the NHS into the future.

Last night David Cameron defended Sir David, when he was questioned by reporters in India.

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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.