This report investigated maternity services at Furness General Hospital from January 2004 to June 2013, and concludes the maternity unit was dysfunctional and that serious failures of clinical care led to unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies. It makes a series of recommendations for the wider NHS as well as Morecambe Bay.
This document presents the final report of a review into the need for a duty of candour in healthcare organisations and to be honest with patients when they have been harmed during their care.
This website provides the full response by the UK government to the Francis Inquiry report and represents a defining moment for patient safety in the English NHS.
This review provides an overview of the Patient Safety First campaign – an ambitious national campaign that aimed to engage a large number of healthcare professionals in patient safety.
This report, from the US Institute of Medicine, represented a defining moment in establishing patient safety as a top priority for healthcare systems around the world. It remains highly relevant and valuable today.
This report from the Chief Medical Officer and a range of safety experts defined and popularised the field of patient safety. Published in 2000, it continues to remain relevant and pertinent today.