Robert Francis QC to give evidence to Health Select Committee

Robert Francis publishing his findings into the Stafford Hospital inquiry last week Credit: PA

The author of the report into the Stafford Hospital scandal is giving evidence before the Health Select Committee later today.

Robert Francis QC's report was published last week and made almost 300 recommendations of how standards of care in the NHS need to be improved.

It follows a year long public inquiry into high death rates and patient neglect at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.

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Stafford report delay

The administrators of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have been granted more time to prepare a report into how the trust should be run. The trust runs Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 and 2009.