The Government Response To The House Of Commons Health Committee Third Report Of Session 2013-14: After Francis: Making A Difference
- Department of Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'The Government Response To The House Of Commons Health Committee Third Report Of Session 2013-14: After Francis: Making A Difference (Cm. 8755)' responds to the Health Select Committee's report 'After Francis: Making A Difference' (see below) answers the questions raised, and seeks to describe how the Government intends to build on the rapid early progress.
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, led by Robert Francis QC, probed a culture where complacency pervaded, poor standards of care were allowed to persist, patients were harmed, and staff who tried to speak out were ignored or punished.
'Patients First and Foremost ' (see below), set out the initial response of England's health and social care system to the Inquiry report and outlined a radical plan to end decades of complacency. In the eight months since that initial response a great deal has changed.
These changes include:
The Care Quality Commission has appointed three Chief Inspectors of hospitals, adult social care and primary care;
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals has begun a first wave of inspections of 18 Trusts; and
The Care Quality Commission has consulted on a new system of ratings with patient care and safety at its heart.
These national measures are important steps in making an irreversible change to the culture of England's health and care system so that the toleration of poor care can never again be a reality in the NHS.
This report is published alongside, and reflects, the Government's full response to the Inquiry which responds to all 290 of the Inquiry's recommendations. The overwhelming majority of these are accepted.
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