Under fire NHS boss: 'I won't go'

NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has said he will not quit as he headed to a meeting of the board which has the power to sack him over the failings at Stafford Hospital.

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  1. Rupert Evelyn - ITV News Midlands Correspondent

NHS boss: 'We need to absorb the criticism'

NHS boss Sir David Nicholson addressing the Commissioning Board. Credit: commissioningboard.nhs.uk

NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has said health service leaders need to "absorb the criticism" in the wake of a report into the Stafford Hospital scandal.

Mr Nicholson praised recommended changes to the NHS in the Francis Report as "radical" and said "getting the right culture" in the health service was vital, adding: "Standards are so, so important."

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