Statement on the Francis Report: 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 February 2015, on an update on the Francis Report.

Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

Related information

The Freedom to Speak Up Review

The Freedom to Speak Up Review is an independent review into creating the open and honest reporting culture in the NHS. The review was announced on 24 June 2014 by the Secretary of State for Health and is led by Sir Robert Francis QC. The report was published on 11 February 2015.

The Francis Report

The Francis Report came out of a public inquiry led by Robert Francis QC, established to examine why serious failures in care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust before 2009 were not acted on sooner by the various responsible organisations.

The report was published on the 6 February 2013. The Government responded to the report's recommendations on 19 November 2013. 

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published the following briefing paper on the topic:

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