Jon Restell positive about Francis report
Fri 02 Dec 2011
MiP chief executive Jon Restell used the HSJ Opinion page to argue that the Francis report on Mid Staffs will be the most important NHS event in 2012.
MiP chief executive Jon Restell welcomed the Francis Report on the lessons to be learnt from Mid Staffs. In the Health Service Journal published on 1 December he argues: 'If we can avoid mistakes, we stand a good chance of being able to embrace the possibilities for learning and change that I believe Francis will offer... I hope Francis will transform how we think and feel across the whole service.'
He identifies three things which will enable us to learn from Francis: everyone needs to take responsibility for the safety and dignified care of patients and have the courage to change things; real staff engagement and partnership will be essential and true teamwork is the huge untapped resource that can safeguard the welfare of patients and the staff who care for them.
He concludes: 'I'm very positive about Francis, because I know we haven't even begun to unlock the potential we have everywhere in spades'