This Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) briefing discusses the ways in which council scrutiny can support improvements in quality and patient experience. The Francis Inquiry Report included messages about council scrutiny. This briefing is a response, making recommendations for council scrutiny to consider when improving practice and ensuring the local NHS puts patients first.
Safety, quality, trust: briefing for council scrutiny about the Francis Report. London: Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), September 2013.