Francis Inquiry - RCP response

The RCP's response to the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry ('Francis Inquiry').

What is required now is a real change in culture, a refocusing and recommitment of all who work in the NHS – from top to bottom of the system – on putting the patient first.

Robert Francis QC

These documents highlight the RCP's response to the Francis Inquiry final report. We discuss improving culture through leadership, higher standards for patients, maximising doctors’ skills and improving their training, supporting doctors to raise concerns, better systems for patient care and the government’s response to Francis so far.