Report: 'Systemic' failings in NHS regulation

Robert Francis QC, the chairman of a public inquiry into Stafford Hospital, is set to deliver a damning verdict on the whole of the health service, according to reports.

The Sunday Telegraph said his report would suggest:

  • Greater regulation of NHS managers and an overhaul of training for nurses and unqualified health care assistants
  • Radical changes to the supervision and regulation of health care are required to protect patients and to respond to a “tide of public anger” about the scandal
  • "Systemic" failings in NHS regulation

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NHS needs 'sweeping reforms'

A public inquiry into the serious failings of an NHS hospital, where patients suffered "appalling" treatment, will recommend an overhaul of regulation to ensure poor managers are replaced and better training, the Sunday Telegraph reported.