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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.

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Campaigner brands NHS boss an 'absolute disgrace'

Speaking in Westminster following the Health Select Committee, Julie Bailey, who set up the Cure The NHS campaign group after her mother Bella died at Stafford Hospital in 2007, said Sir David's evidence was "shameful" and "embarrassing".

Julie Bailey, founder of Cure the NHS. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"That man is an absolute disgrace," she said.

Asked about suggestions that he would stay in post to lead reform of the NHS, she replied: "I think it's just laughable. He is desperate to carry on in his job."

She added: "We need to get rid of him. Nothing will change. He is part of the problem, not the solution."

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