|The Francis Report|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2013|
On 6 February, Robert Francis QC published the report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, making 290 recommendations for improvement.
In a statement, the RCSEd commented: “Now is the time for all of us who are involved in healthcare to acknowledge the multiple failings outlined in the publication and to work with our colleagues to safeguard patients' experience in the future.
“Excellence in the practice of surgery, together with patient safety and well-being, are at the very core of our College's activities and we shall be studying carefully those aspects of the Report to identify how we can support clinicians and the wider NHS going forward.”