This briefing provides background on the Government’s response (November 2013) to Robert Francis QC’s report into poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (published in February 2013). The Government’s initial response: Patients First and Foremost was published in March 2013.
This House of Commons Library summary also provides information on earlier reviews. Information on the Government’s detailed “Hard Truths” response to each of the Francis report’s 290 recommendations is available.
“This briefing provides background to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis QC, established to examine why serious failures in care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust before 2009 were not acted on sooner by the various responsible organisations”.
Powell, T. (2013). The Francis Report (Report of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry) and the Government’s response. London: House of Commons Library, December 2nd 2013. Standard Note: SN/SP/6690.