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Five years on: responses to Francis by acute hospitals

 

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Five years on: responses to Francis by acute hospitals

A report from University of Manchester and the Nuffield Trust reveals that hospital boards are giving care quality and safety a high priority, and many invested significantly in nursing and medical staff after the Francis report.

However, some hospital boards feel quality assurance is a pressure, as the demands of multiple external regulators are burdensome, threatening to distract from a focus on the actual work of service improvement. More.....