The campaigners calling for the boss of the NHS to quit are part of a group that was founded because of abuses witnessed in Stafford Hospital. Here is a brief reminder of how the scandal unfolded:
- November 2007 - Julie Bailey founds the Cure the NHS campaign group after witnessing abuses at Stafford Hospital in the run-up to her mother Bella's death.
- March 2009 - First report into poor care under Mid-Staffs NHS Trust describes patients being left in pain, lying in soiled bedding and not being given medication.
- May 2009 - Cure the NHS first pushes for a public inquiry.
- April 2010 - Cure the NHS movement goes national.
- November 2010 - Chairman Robert Francis QC opens public inquiry. Hundreds of witnesses are called over subsequent years.
- February 2013 - Francis Report concludes there was a "failure of the NHS system at every level" and makes 290 recommendations, but does not single out individuals for blame.