Policy paper

Government initial response to the Mid Staffs report

Initial response to the Francis report, with measures to ensure patients are always put first.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Applies to England



This document sets out the government’s initial response to Robert Francis QC’s report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry.

It details actions to ensure that patients are the first and foremost consideration of the health and care system and everyone who works in it.

Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 28 March 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Secretary of State Letter to NHS Chairs: Patients First and Foremost'.

  2. First published.