Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson 'must share blame' over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admitsJeremy Hunt changes stance on chief executive of the health serviceUp to 1,200 people died needlessly because of poor care By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 The most powerful man in the NHS ‘bears some responsibility’ for the tragedy at Mid Staffordshire, the Health Secretary admitted for the first time yesterday. Jeremy Hunt acknowledged Sir David Nicholson’s failings while running the regional health authority.
NHS chief 'must go' over hospital horror: Relatives of patients who died demand his resignation Probe into deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public inquiry will say trust run under culture of fear, bullying and secrecy By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:55 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 7 January 2013 The head of the NHS is facing calls to resign over his role in one of the worst hospital scandals in history. Sir David Nicholson helped appoint the chief executive who presided over Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust at a time when up to 1,200 patients died through neglect
Surgeons face league table over death rates so patients can choose to have operations with the best specialistsOnline comparisons to be published on NHS Choices website next summerWill include procedures such as hip replacements and weight-loss surgery By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 League tables are to be published to measure the performance of surgeons – including their patients’ survival rates. From next summer, online comparisons can be made of doctors who specialise in procedures including hip and knee replacements and weight-loss surgery. NHS officials say it will give patients more power and enable them to choose to have their operation carried out by a top surgeon at another hospital