Statement: response to Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

19 November 2013

Secretary of State for Health, Mr Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on 19 November 2013 on the Government's response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public inquiry

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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Related Information

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry was announced following the Statement to the House of Commons on 9 June 2010 by the Secretary of State for Health.

This Inquiry, governed by the Inquiries Act 2005, examined the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory organisations in relation to their monitoring role at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between January 2005 and March 2009. 

It considered why the serious problems at the Trust were not identified and acted on sooner, and will identify important lessons to be learnt for the future of patient care.
 
The final report of the Inquiry was published on Wednesday 6 February 2013.

In the light of the findings of the report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry the Government have issued an initial response entitled Patients First and Foremost.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has produced a briefing paper on the report of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry and the Government's response.

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