Francis Report

Jeremy Hunt's Response to Francis Report Protects Perpetrators and Punishes Patients

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I really miss the days when the worst we thought Jeremy Hunt could do to the NHS was privatise it. At least you knew what you were getting with privatisation. But what Mr Hunt is doing, incredibly, manages to be worse.

Honesty Is Always the Best Policy

Anna Bradley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Anna Bradley

It's been a long nine months for the NHS since the Francis report was published. As if the terrible and unnecessary suffering at Mid-staffs wasn't enough, numerous other scandals have come to light all across the country, continuing to damage the reputation of what we like to think of as a national treasure.

NHS Gagging Orders Will Continue to Cause Needless Deaths

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It has been reported that the General Medical Council closed cases against four senior doctors who held management positions at Stafford Hospital, while neglect and abuse occurred. These physicians face no further action from the GMC, and appear to have suffered none during the investigation.

Ned Simons

Tory Accused Of Politicising Mid Staffordshire After Branding Andy Burnham 'Guilty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics

MPs on the Commons health committee have locked horns in a partisan fight over who is to blame for the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal in which 1,2...

Tories: Undermining the NHS and Playing Politics With Mid Staffordshire

Valerie Vaz | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Valerie Vaz

For all the government's tough talk of protecting the NHS, £2.2bn from the NHS budget was handed back to the Treasury in last week's budget. Ministers have let care standards slip as they obsess over an unnecessary reorganisation that's taken £3bn out of patient care when the frontline is making unprecedented savings.

Mid Staffordshire: Andy Burnham Was Either Incompetent or Negligent

Chris Skidmore | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Skidmore

Yesterday Andy Burnham stood before Parliament and, with incredible chutzpah, accused the government of failing to fully respond to the Francis report. This is, lest we forget, the report that he never wanted, about the NHS trust he so catastrophically recommended for Foundation Trust status.

Whistleblowing: Why the NHS Couldn't Care Less

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The full scale of the way the NHS tries to gag clinicians from speaking out about poor clinical care is only now emerging.

It's Time to Put Respect for Human Rights at the Heart of the NHS

Emma Hutton | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Hutton

The Francis Report raises many questions about the future of the NHS. We rightly want to know how we can prevent further shocking failures of care and we want people to be held to account if things do go wrong.

The Francis Inquiry Demands Strong Leadership Not Damage Limitation

Dean Royles | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dean Royles

Our leadership challenge now is to show quickly that we have the ability to take the Francis report and make sure the NHS, the services it provides and the trust the British public have in it increases and enhances its reputation as one of the world's leading health care systems.