Hunt: 'Fed up' with failing staff getting other jobs in NHS

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told Daybreak he wants a barring system to stop NHS staff who have failed in their jobs from being able to work elsewhere in the health service.

He said: "We are fed up with people who do something terrible in one part of the NHS popping up somewhere else."

Talking about the position of chief executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, Mr Hunt said: "I do not happen to think he was personally responsible for what happened at Mid Staffordshire but what I do want is total accountability."

The current chair and chief executive of the CQC are set to give evidence to the Health Select Committee after it emerged that the health watchdog covered-up its failure to investigate a series of baby deaths.