The implications of the Francis report (Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine)

The implications of the Francis report
PD Simpson, EP Morris – Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, 2014

of inadequate staff numbers and poor training as well as a lack of leadership and poor The report’s conclusion was that ‘All NHS Trusts and Foundation trusts responsible for the provision of It was published in February 2013 and has had a significant impact on the health

The failings seen at the Mid Staffordshire NHS trust have been thoroughly investigated by an independent inquiry and a public inquiry, both chaired by Robert Francis QC. The report into the failings of the healthcare governance system was published in February 2013. This review article explores the content of the ‘Francis report’ and aims to highlight the implications it has on practice within Obstetrics & Gynaecology, in particular, how the lessons learnt fit into the strategic plan set out by the Royal College. The events at Mid Staffordshire have had far reaching consequences within the NHS and we must all consider what our speciality must do to ensure an appropriate response.

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