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Nicholson to retire

The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson has announced he will step down in March 2014 from his position as chief executive of NHS England.

This comes after months of calls to resign over his role in the Stafford Hospital scandal. Despite this he was appointed NHS chief executive, before taking charge of NHS England.

Sir David initially said he was determined to carry on despite the outrage over his involvement but in his resignation letter he said "recent events continue to show that on occasion the NHS can still sometimes fail patients, their families and carers".

He said he hoped that NHS England would be able to recruit a person that could help bring stability to the system at a time of change.