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Response to the report of the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry

06/02/2013

In response to the publication of the report on the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry, Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network said:

‘Our deepest sympathy is with the patients and relatives who were affected by this appalling failure of care that must never happen again. The evidence shows that incidents like those at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust where failures were so serious, so protracted and had such a devastating and widespread patient impact are rare and isolated. It is clear, however, that pockets of poor care do exist right the way across the NHS. Hopefully the Francis report will now help us get to the nub of why poor care continues despite persistent attempts by trusts to resolve this complex problem. Trust boards, commissioners, regulators and staff need to work together to create a culture where patients and their voices are truly at the heart of the NHS.’

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