Prime minister David Cameron has met with families and campaigners ahead of the publication of the Francis report into care failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Number 10 has confirmed today that it will be the prime minister, not health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who will make the government’s initial response to the Francis Report in the House of Commons at 12.30pm tomorrow.
Members of the Cure the NHS group, which was formed in Stafford in 2007, met Mr Cameron on Monday evening and demanded accountability for the failures Robert Francis QC is expected to highlight.
HSJ understands Mr Cameron would see a copy of the Francis report today, along with Mr Hunt and senior officials at the Department of Health.
During the meeting Mr Cameron made no promises about what actions the government would take following the publication of the report.
Julie Bailey, founder of Cure the NHS, told HSJ: “We felt it was a really positive meeting. We told him the legacy for our loved ones had to be a safe NHS but that could only happen if people were held accountable for the failures and deaths.”
Downing Street today said the meeting was private and would not comment ahead of the publication of the Francis report.