Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, has told the Health Select Committee that during 2005 and 2009: "The leadership of the NHS lost its focus. I put my hands up to that, I was part of that. My learning through all of that is to never let it happen again."
The NHS boss is facing questions from MPs on the recent highly critical report of the failings of Stafford Hospital, which called for urgent reform of the NHS.
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