Legal issues for non-executive directors arising from Mid Staffordshire

The King's Fund
Event type: 
Board Leadership Programme

About this event

Following the second Francis Inquiry into the events at Mid Staffordshire, boards will need to be fully conversant with the legal issues arising from the Inquiry’s recommendations.

Bleddyn Rees and Robert Breedon will take us through these issues and facilitate a debate with participants to ensure that the lessons learnt are embedded into current board practices.

Content will include:

  • What are the key legal issues/messages for non-executive directors arising from the second Francis report?
  • What is the government’s response to the recommendations and what are the key themes/issues emerging?
  • What are the implications for health and safety regulation in the secondary care sector?  And how, for example, does this compare to the regulation of care homes?


Robert Breedon

Robert Breedon is a Partner in Wragge & Co’s health care practice. He advises a number of commissioners and providers in the health care sector and has extensive experience on health care projects. A former legal adviser to the Department of Health, Robert is particularly interested in different contracting models for clinical services and the development of integrated health care services.

Bleddyn Rees

Bleddyn Rees is Head of Health Care for Wragge & Co and has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial and transaction lawyer. He has unrivalled health sector expertise having been General Counsel for the Department of Health’s Commercial Directorate. Bleddyn was Wragge & Co’s lead partner on the Hinchingbrooke project. He is very familiar with NHS structures, policies and reforms.