It will become a criminal offence for NHS care providers and senior managers to submit misleading data, under plans released by the government in response to the Francis Inquiry.
The NHS Commissioning Board has ordered an immediate inquiry into the five hospitals that show up as outliers on the NHS’ current mortality indicator.
Robert Francis’ final report into the Mid Staffordshire scandal is huge, but will its impact be in proportion to its size, asks Lyn Whitfield.
Robert Francis QC has called for the publication of a list of fundamental standards defining basic NHS care at the end of his long inquiry into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Robert Francis QC has backed investment in electronic patient records and the wider publication of NHS data at the end of his inquiry into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.