Quality First: are we expecting too much from the regulator?

After the Act series
The King's Fund

Event highlights

Our breakfast event focused on how to ensure quality and safety for patients, ahead of the Francis Report into the failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Presentations and talks from this event

With the Francis Inquiry report due in the autumn, Dr Anna Dixon, Director of Policy at The King's Fund, discusses the role of the regulator and looks at how care quality can be improved. Read Anna Dixon's article on how the NHS can prioritise quality

Cynthia Bower draws on her experience as former Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission to discuss what the quality drivers are in different parts of the system and whether we are expecting too much from the regulator.

Elisabeth Buggins, Chair of Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the role of the board with regards to quality and regulation, and looks at the lessons we could learn from the financial services sector.

More about this breakfast event series

The NHS is at a critical juncture. It is already faced with the biggest financial challenge in its history and the prospect of implementing the most far-reaching reforms since it was established. The Francis report is also set to fundamentally challenge how the NHS is delivering on its core mission of providing high-quality care for patients. Against this backdrop, our series of breakfast events will explore some of the most significant issues currently facing the NHS.