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Publication of the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation

Today, Robert Francis QC, Chairman of the Inquiry publishes his final report following consideration of over 250 witnesses and over one million pages of documentary evidence.

The Inquiry has been examining the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies in the monitoring of Mid Staffordshire hospital between January 2005 and March 2009. It has been considering why the serious problems at the Trust were not identified and acted on sooner, and identifying important lessons to be learnt for the future of patient care. It builds on Mr Francis’s earlier report, published in 2010 after the earlier independent inquiry on the failings in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2009.

The Inquiry identifies a story of terrible and unnecessary suffering of hundreds of people who were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs of poor care and put corporate self interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety.

Click here for full press release

Click here for the executive summary, full copy of the report, along with the Chairman's public statement on the day.

 

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