This is essential reading for all mentors and will be widely discussed in most health care education curricula. Robert Francis QC has today published his Inquiry report into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. His Inquiry followed concerns about standards of care at the Trust, and an investigation and report published by the Healthcare Commission in March 2009. Robert Francis has heard evidence from patients, their relatives and staff to inform his report and the 18 recommendations he makes. The Department of Health and the Trust Board has accepted the recommendations of the Inquiry in full.

The Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will be published on 6 February 2013.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_113018

Executive Summary
http://www.midstaffspublicinquiry.com/sites/default/files/report/Executive%20summary.pdf

The King's Fund - The Francis Inquiry Conference
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/events/francis-inquiry