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Sir David’s regret over Mid-Staffs hospital failures

NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson has spoken of his “bitter regrets” over failing to meet the families of patients who died in Mid-Staffordshire. He admitted his response to the Mid-Staffs report – which revealed serious and systematic failures in care – had been one of the hardest lessons he learned during his 36-year […]

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Change is the key to NHS survival

The NHS must change if it is to survive and remain sustainable. That was the blunt message from NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson to the Health and Care Innovation Expo today. “We need to put systems in place that make change happen,” he told a packed audience. “This is a matter of survival […]

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Simon Stevens Appointed as new Chief Executive of NHS England

Simon Stevens has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of NHS England, Chairman Professor Sir Malcolm Grant announced. Simon, who has 26 years’ experience in healthcare management at frontline and national level both in England and internationally, will take over from Sir David Nicholson on 1 April 2014. The appointment of the new chief […]

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The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action

NHS England sets out call to action to staff, public and politicians to help NHS  meet future demand and tackle funding gap through ‘honest and realistic’ debate. NHS England has today called on the public, NHS staff and politicians to have an open and honest debate about the future shape of the NHS in order […]

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6Cs Live! Communication hub, has been launched by Sir David Nicholson on the 65th Anniversary of the NHS

Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment, are values essential to compassionate care.  And today Sir David Nicholson, NHS England’s Chief Executive re-enforced those core nursing values by launching the 6C’s online hub, on his visit to the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the NHS. The 6Cs Live! Communication […]

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We must renew the NHS to save it

Sir David Nicholson, NHS England’s chief executive, has said the health service must adapt to survive. Writing for The Guardian as the NHS marked its 65 anniversary, Sir David describes the service as “one of the UK’s greatest achievements” but added that for Aneurin Bevan’s revolutionary vision to continue to thrive for generations to come, […]

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Sir David Nicholson announces plan to retire from NHS

NHS England today (Tuesday) announced that Sir David Nicholson has decided to retire from the NHS, and as Chief Executive of NHS England, in March 2014. Sir David has worked in the NHS for 35 years in over 14 organisations covering all care groups and parts of the NHS. He was NHS Chief Executive for […]

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NHS Commissioning Board discusses actions for the future with Robert Francis

At its Board meeting today, held in public, the NHS Commissioning Board met with Robert Francis to discuss his public inquiry report into Mid Staffordshire and the vital changes that need to be made within the NHS. In his contribution, Robert Francis made clear the need to have enforceable contractual arrangements with providers around clear […]

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David Nicholson message on the Francis report

The publication of the Francis report into the failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is an important moment for the NHS. The only acceptable legacy is that the NHS learns and changes. In this video NHS Commissioning Board Chief Executive David Nicholson talks about how we must develop our own detailed response to the Francis […]

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