Francis report into Mid Staffs
Full Government Response
The health secretary has admitted that some NHS organisations have made the “wrong” decision to cut staff in order to try and make financial savings.
The chair of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry has called on nurses to act together when they have concerns about services or patient safety.
The chief nurse of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust has written to nursing staff in the wake of the government’s response to the Francis report.
A foundation trust developed a patient experience vision that engaged staff in creating a healthcare model for the future
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
Francis response: traffic light summary
The Big Question
It has recently been announced that nurses who work for private companies, which provide care funded by the health service, will be granted access to the NHS pension scheme.