Lord Adebowale comments on the Government’s response to the Francis report

News item posted: 04 April 2014

The Government has today published a response to the Francis Report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

In response to this, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, said;

"The terrible experiences of patients at Mid Staffordshire showed us how dangerous a health and social care system can be if it does not have patient care at the heart of it. It is positive that the Government has accepted Francis' recommendation that patients should be put first, and that everything done by the NHS and everyone associated with it should be informed by this ethos.

The only way to ensure that services meet the needs of both the individual and the community is by embedding the patient and community voice at every level of support and by listening and acting on it. Failure to do this means we will not see the impact of the welcome changes the Francis report calls for."