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The Francis report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust enquiry

6 Feb

Stafford general hospital

Today, Richard Francis QC (pictured below right) published his second and final report on the Stafford Hospital enquiry. Between 400 and 1,200 patients are believed to have died between January 2005 and March 2009 as a result of poor care caused by systemic failure. Here you’ll find resources related to the report – the background, recommendations & reactions – which I’ll update as I come across them or as people send them to me to be added.

I put these resources together to I can try to keep up with an important breaking news story, especially a long running one where I don’t know all the background. Hopefully it’s helpful to others too.

As Sue Bailey, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists said earlier:

“Although today’s report focuses on care of patients in the acute sector, its findings and recommendations are just as important for mental health patients.”

Lessons to be learned from the terrible failings at Stafford hospital are equally applicable to psychiatric hospitals. Hopefully that will lead to improvements in mental health care too. A focus on care, patient satisfaction and outcomes rather than processes has to be a better way.Robert Francis QC

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Summaries & overviews:

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The Francis report (the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry):

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Patient organisations and campaigners:

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Healthcare organisations:

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