The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, announced on 9th June 2020, that there will be a full public inquiry into the role of the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies in the monitoring of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The full text of his announcement can be found here.
The Inquiry, to be chaired by S Robert Francis, QC, will have the full statutory force of the Public Inquiries Act 2005 including the power to compel witnesses to attend and speak under oath.
It will look to explain how events at the Trust went undetected and unchallenged for so long by the wider regulatory and supervisory bodies responsible for monitoring the performance of the Trust.
[The official website of the Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry]](http://www.midstaffsinquiry.com)