NHS boss refuses to speak to media at conference

Sir David Nicholson initially refused to answer questions from the media. He has since spoken to reporters - but still refused to take questions.

Read: Nicholson 'Absolutely completely committed to the NHS'.

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Nicholson 'committed' to NHS

Under-fire NHS chief Sir David Nicholson has said he is "absolutely completely committed" to the NHS but has refused to answer questions about his future after he was criticised for his role in the Mid Staffs hospital deaths scandal.