Robert Francis QC has published his Inquiry report into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. His inquiry followed concerns about standards of care at the Trust. Robert Francis has heard evidence from patients, their relatives and staff to inform his report and the 18 recommendations he makes. The Department of Health and the Trust Board has accepted the recommendations of the inquiry in full.
To support all NHS organisations to learn from and respond to the recommendations of the report, three reports have been published that help inbed effective governance and detect and prevent such serious failures occurring again. These reports are:
- Review of Early Warning Systems in the NHS
- Assuring the quality of senior NHS managers
- The Healthy NHS Board