Andrew Lansley supports under-fire NHS boss

Former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley gave his full support to under-fire NHS boss Sir David Nicholson as he arrived at Downing Street this morning.

He said: "I'm very clear that David Nicholson is somebody whose knowledge and commitment to the NHS is absolutely essential."

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NHS boss 'unaware' of failings

NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson has told MPs that he was 'unaware' of the serious failing at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust despite holding senior positions there.