by Murray Anderson-Wallace
Earlier this week I spent the day at the Kings Fund at the first post Francis conference. I suspect there will be many more!
Robert Francis QC offered a solid, convincing and unambigious summary account of some key themes from the Inquiry. I think he is a considered and considerate man and hope very much that he will use his “air-time” over the coming months to keep minds focussed. This will be especially important when the Government’s response is published. The DH seems already to be suggesting that the response with be thematic rather than specific.
In contrast Junior Minister, Dr Dan Poulter MP gave an unconvincing, bland and largely pointless speech which masqueraded as “a government response”. Richard Vize described it as a “thin gruel”. See what you think. Feel free to comment below.
The panel discussion that followed showed how far we have to go to shift the language and practice of regulation in healthcare.
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