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The publication of the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry was released on the 6th February 2013.
The Francis report painted a picture of failings in patient care and at all levels of the NHS. We recognise the importance of this report and for all parties engaged in NHS services to consider the findings and recommendations and decide how to apply them to their own work.
The Trust Board had initial discussions in February 2013 about the significance and implications of the report. We have subsequently reviewed the recommendations of the Francis report in depth and the full response was discussed at the Trust Board meeting in July 2013.
We are determined to demonstrate in a transparent way that it takes the Francis report seriously and has therefore prioritised the key improvement themes alongside existing improvement programmes. The Trust Board is reviewing progress against these programmes on a regular basis.
We have identified several key themes to be considered: