NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has confirmed to ITV News he will not be standing down today over the Stafford Hospital scandal as he arrived to attend a meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board in Manchester.
When asked by ITV News' Midlands Correspondent Rupert Evelyn: "Will you be resigning today?", he replied: "No."
Sir David also made no comment on the latest scandal at Royal Bolton Hospital, which saw the hospital's acting chief executive step down as an investigation begins into patient death rates.
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