NHS patient safety pledges

Jeremy Hunt has NHS staff could face a new criminal offence of wilful neglect of patients as one of a series of measures adopted by the Health Secretary from the Francis report into the deaths at Stafford Hospital.

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Francis welcomes Govt's measures for new NHS 'culture'

Robert Francis QC

Robert Francis QC has welcomed the Government's measures to implement many of the recommendation of his report in the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal.

He said the "comprehensive collection of measures" announced by the Government, coupled with the commitment of NHS staff, will contribute towards "a new culture of caring" in the NHS.

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