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RCSEd to Take Active Role in Post-Francis Discussions

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19 Nov 2013


Today, the Government has published a full response to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis into the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. You can read this response here.


Commenting on this response Mr Ian Ritchie, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), the UK’s oldest Royal College, said:

Ian Ritchie

"The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will continue to play an active role in the ongoing discussions and activities relating to the Francis Report and the Government’s recommendations.

"Excellence in the practice of surgery, together with patient safety and wellbeing are at the very core of College values. It is vital that the system breakdown that occurred at Mid-Staffordshire does not happen again.

"Following a visit to Stafford General Hospital in September, I was impressed with the desire expressed by all clinicians to move forward and regain their position of trust by delivering high-quality service. As clinicians we will be involved in taking forward changes necessary to safeguard patients, and to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care throughout the NHS."


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