Francis report

Full coverage of the findings from the inquiry into care failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust

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CQC reveals 'alarming' new route to prosecute directors


Individual NHS trust directors could personally face prosecution for breaches of the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards, it has emerged.

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Exclusive: Government drops key safe staffing measure


Publication of nurse staffing levels at each hospital in England – introduced after the Francis Inquiry to boost safety – has been quietly dropped, HSJ can reveal.