The King's Fund

Patient-centred leadership: rediscovering our purpose

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Publication date: 23 May 2013

This report summarises the main findings of the Francis Inquiry into the failings of care at Mid Staffordshire in relation to NHS leadership and culture. It sets out what needs to be done to avoid similar failures in future, focusing on the role of three key ‘lines of defence’ against poor-quality care: frontline clinical teams, the boards leading NHS organisations, and national organisations responsible for overseeing the commissioning, regulation and provision of care.