The government has established an independent inquiry into care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust between January 2005 and March 2009.
The inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC, has the following terms of reference:
– To investigate any individual case relating to the care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and March 2009 that, in its opinion, causes concern and to the extent that it considers appropriate
– In the light of such investigation, to consider whether any additional lessons are to be learned beyond those identified by the inquiries conducted by the Healthcare Commission, Professor Alberti and Dr Colin-Thome, and, if so;
– To consider what additional action is necessary for the new hospital management to ensure the Trust is delivering a sustainably good service to its local population, and
– To prepare and deliver to the Secretary of State a report of its findings.
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