The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

On 9 June 2010 the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, announced a full public inquiry into the role of the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies in the monitoring of Mid Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust. 

The Inquiry is established under the Inquiries Act 2005 and is chaired by Robert Francis QC, who will make recommendations to the Secretary of State based on the lessons learnt from Mid Staffordshire.  It will build on the work of his earlier independent inquiry into the care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between January 2005 and March 2009.

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Thu 22nd November 2012
The Inquiry today announced the appointment of four independent expert assessors to offer assistance to the Chairman in reviewing his proposed final recommendations.
Wed 19th September 2012
Robert Francis QC today announced that he now hopes to deliver his final report to the Secretary of State for Health by early January 2013, when Parliament returns from its recess.
Wed 4th July 2012
The Inquiry has today published a protocol on the process for issuing warning letters under Rule 13. Letters are expected to be sent out from mid-August.