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Francis Report - The Trust's Response

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust fully accepts and endorses the recommendations from the Francis Report.

The final report of Robert Francis QC following the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry, the Francis Report, was published in February 2013. The report contained 290 recommendations for consideration across the whole of the NHS, which were grouped under themed headings.

All NHS organisations were asked to consider the recommendations and publicly state the extent to which they accepted them. Trusts were also asked to report at least annually on how they are implementing the recommendations. Below you will find the link to the Trust’s action plan for 2013/14, and subsequent updated information.

The Trust is absolutely committed to providing safe, high quality care for our patients. We recognise that we do not get it right all the time but are steadfast in our ambition to provide excellent care and to learn how we can improve when things go wrong. We want to listen to patients and learn from what they tell us, to engage with staff who are appointed because they reflect the Trust core values.

The Trust strongly agrees that the implementation of these actions will help us to achieve this.

The actions undertaken so far in meeting these important recommendations are set out in the action plan which can be accessed via the link below. We are committed to continuing focus on this work and on continuing to learn and improve as a result of these recommendations.

We recognise that there is more work to be done. We will continue to develop our action plan and will publish 6 monthly updates on this page.

Please click on the documents below for more information; The quarter 2 update also shows how the actions of the Trust are addressing the shared themes and recommendations of the reports of Sir Bruce Keogh and Don Berwick


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