Health Secretary: NHS boss not to blame for Mid Staffs

The Healthy Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, over the Mid Staffs scandal saying that it was not all down to one man.

He also announced plans for NHS managers and hospital trusts to be held liable if they fiddle data.

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NHS data fiddle 'to be criminal'

It's reported that deliberately fixing NHS statistics will be made a criminal offence as part of the response to the Mid Staffordshire scandal.