Francis report into Mid Staffs
The nursing profession and its leaders have failed to adequately respond to the problems highlighted by the care failings at Mid Staffordshire, according to Robert Francis QC.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves
compassion - changing your practice
Health professionals need to identify and act on the essential factors that influence quality care to create a safe and compassionate culture
leadership - changing your practice
Narratives from the Francis reports can guide the implementation of ethical leadership and improve the organisational culture of the NHS
raising concerns - changing your practice
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society.
rounding - changing your practice
The government’s response to the Francis report contained a number of undertakings that will have a major impact on nursing
Ward rounds are an essential aspect of good-quality care with nurses playing a vital and central role
Organisations should introduce key nurse roles so that, over the course of a shift, patients have one nurse who is their main port of call
First impressions can affect patients’ perceptions of their whole care journey. A toolkit was developed to assess how care settings are perceived within 15 steps of first entry
The healthcare assistant proposal is expensive, will lead to an unstable workforce and it adds risks to patient care, says Trish Morris-Thompson
The Big Question
In an exclusive interview with Nursing Times, chair of the Mid Staffordshire inquiry Robert Francis QC has said the nursing profession and its leaders have failed to adequately respond to the problems highlighted in his report.