Reflecting on the Francis Inquiry: do we have a safer, more compassionate NHS?

24 November 2016 Lecture Theatre 4, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

This lunchtime health policy lecture, jointly hosted by the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Medical and Dental School at the University of Birmingham, features Sir Robert Francis QC, Chair of the 2010 - 2013 Public Inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

In this lecture, Sir Robert will reflect on the events that led to the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry, the key themes in his inquiry report of 2013 and the ways in which he perceives the NHS to have responded over the subsequent four years. He will focus in particular on issues of care safety and quality, and the ways in which NHS organisations and leaders can enable improvements to be made in these areas..

In addition to his work as a barrister and judge specialising in medical law, Sir Robert is President of the Patients’ Association, a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission and a Trustee of the Point of Care Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Spaces for this event are limited and likely to be subject to high demand, so please contact Evelina Balandyte at HSMC on e.balandyte@bham.ac.uk to book your place.