One year on: hospital leaders say they are acting on Francis report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1409
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Senior NHS staff have said that the 2013 report by Robert Francis QC added impetus to their efforts to put quality of care as a top priority, but they said that meeting financial goals and ensuring safe staffing levels were very difficult and would only get harder in the future.1

The Francis Report: One Year On explores the response of acute hospital trusts in England to last year’s damning report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.2 3 The new research, carried out by the health policy think tank the Nuffield Trust, is based on 48 in-depth interviews with senior staff at five case study hospitals and the responses of 53 hospital trusts …

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