Public Sector Event
Implementing The Recommendations To The Francis Enquiry: A Year On
Venue: ICO Conference Centre
22 Berners Street
Date: 5 Feb 2014
Synopsis: This conference, with contributions from Julie Bailey, Founder, Cure the NHS; Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor and Sir Richard Thompson, President, The Royal College of Physicians, will focus on what has changed a year after Francis and how the NHS can move forward in implementing the recommendations from the Inquiry and the full government response to Francis.
The system as a whole failed in its most essential duty â€“ to protect patients from unacceptable risks of harm and from unacceptable, and in some cases inhumane, treatment that should never be tolerated in any hospital.â€ Robert Francis QC, as quoted in Patients First and Foremost, The initial government response to the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, March 2013 â€œWhilst these national measures will provide a new and powerful framework to assure safe, effective and respectful care, consistently and compassionately given, to have real effect, it will be for every board, every ward and every member of staff to reflect on what they can do to ensure this, drawing on their best instincts and their professional values. As Robert Francis has made clear, the NHS and its staff do not need to wait for Government to act to make the aims of his Inquiry a reality. That work can, and must, start now.â€ Patients First and Foremost, The initial government response to the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, March 2013 The report of the Public Inquiry led by Robert Francis QC looking into the alarming events that led to needless patient harm at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was published on the 6th February 2013. The government have issued an initial response and their full response and recommendations are due to be released shortly. â€œI gave a set of recommendations designed to change the culture of the NHS, to put patients at the centre, a culture which puts patients and their safety firstâ€¦ It is so important these recommendations are implemented. That is why I recommended every organisation in the NHS should publish to what extent they want to take on the recommendations and then consider reviewing it regularly.â€ Robert Francis QC 8.2.13
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