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What we are witnessing across the NHS is the Mid Staffs scandal playing out at national level, if not worse.

At the beginning of 2023, Sir Robert Francis and Rachel Power, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, set out their concerns about the ‘disaster unfolding in the NHS’ in a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. With the NHS currently focusing on productivity, despite staff burnout and workforce shortages; operational performance, despite the growing backlog; and financial control, despite significant financial restraints, how can the NHS ensure quality across its services?

10 years on from Sir Robert Francis’ inquiry into the failings in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, workforce shortages and significant financial restraints, this event explored what quality looks like to service users, and how staff and organisations can deliver quality care during periods of extreme pressure and demand.

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  • Rachel Power photo

    Rachel Power

    Chief Exectutive, Patients Association
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    Dr Heather Brown

    Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Deputy Medical Director, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust
  • Melissa Mead MBE photo

    Melissa Mead MBE

    Expert by Experience, and Ambassador, The UK Sepsis Trust
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    Dr Timothy Ho MBE

    Medical Director, NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust
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    Sharon Brennan

    Joint Head of Policy and External Affairs, National Voices
  • Dr Malte Gerhold photo

    Dr Malte Gerhold

    Director of Innovation and Improvement, Health Foundation

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