Tag Archives: Francis Inquiry

The Francis Report: one year on

By The Nuffield Trust (2014)

This report explores how acute trusts are responding to the Francis Inquiry report, one year on from Robert Francis QC’s original report into the failings in Mid Staffordshire hospitals.

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Responding to the Francis Inquiry report

By The Health Foundation

This website has various responses to the Francis Inquiry as well as related resources.

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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry: government response

By Department of Health (November 2013)

The government has published a full response to the 290 recommendations made by Robert Francis, following the public inquiry in to the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This follows the government’s initial response in February 2013, which included the introduction of a new hospital inspection regime and legislation for a duty of candour on NHS organisations so they have to be open with families and patients when things go wrong.
NHS England has highlighted the significant work it is leading to improve the safety of patients as part of a co-ordinated response to the Francis Report.
Actions on safety and openness include: transparent, monthly reporting of ward-by-ward staffing levels and other safety measures quarterly reporting of complaints data and lessons learned by trusts along with better reporting of safety incidents a statutory duty of candour on providers, and professional duty of candour on individuals, through changes to professional codes a new national patient safety programme across England to spread best practice and build safety skills across the country and 5,000 patient safety fellows will be trained and appointed in 5 years trusts to be liable if they have not been open with a patient a dedicated hospital safety website to be developed for the public.

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After Francis: making a difference: Third Report of Session 2013–14

By House of Commons Health Committee

In this report the Committee gives its view on the principal recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust undertaken by Robert Francis QC.

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Safety, quality, trust: briefing for council scrutiny about Francis Report

By Centre for Public Scrutiny (September 2013)

This briefing is about how council scrutiny can support improvements in quality and patient experience and help the local NHS put patients first. Robert Francis had clear messages about council scrutiny and this briefing suggests some first steps for council scrutiny to consider in responding and improving scrutiny practice and outcomes in relation to holding the NHS to account.

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A promise to learn – a commitment to act: improving the safety of patients in England

By National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England ( August 2013)

A study of the various accounts of Mid Staffordshire, as well as the recommendations of Robert Francis and others, to distil for Government and the NHS the lessons learned, and to specify the changes that are needed.

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Patient-centred leadership: rediscovering our purpose

By The King’s Fund (2013)

This report summarises the main findings of the Francis Inquiry into the failings of care at Mid Staffordshire in relation to NHS leadership and culture. It sets out what needs to be done to avoid similar failures in future, focusing on the role of three key ‘lines of defence’ against poor-quality care: frontline clinical teams, the boards leading NHS organisations, and national organisations responsible for overseeing the commissioning, regulation and provision of care.

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