He told the RCGP conference: ‘We had a gross deficit of £1billion, a reforming government, a PM committed to change. But the leadership of the NHS, and I was part of that, had lost the plot.
‘We’d lost the reason why we were there: to improve quality and outcomes. We were getting so excited about changes - foundation trusts, payment by results and practice-based commissioning - while bad things were happening on ward 10 in Mid Staffs.’
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