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Finegreen 'Following Francis' Seminar - Dr Judith Smith bitesize comments

News   •   May 08, 2014 12:30 BST

Dr Judith Smith - Policy Director of the Nuffield Trust - spoke about their report Tracking The Impact of Francis - which provides a snapshot of how the NHS is reacting to Francis.

More than 50 Chairs and Chief Executives of English acute trusts responded to the survey - which also included 49 in depth interviews and reviewing board papers from 37 trusts

Key challenges arising from the study were a need for staff to be able to raise concerns without fear and ensuring correct levels of qualified nurses given financial constraints.

To echo Francis, a common culture of caring requires openness, honesty and transparency to replace a culture of fear.