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Prioritising patient safety: Sir Robert Francis KC, President of the Patients Association, discusses system failures at The Countess of Chester Hospital and the wider pressures on the NHS

23rd August 2023

Interviewed by both The Telegraph and The Times following the Letby conviction, Sir Robert Francis KC comments, “At the heart of this tragic case are concerns raised by doctors about the safety of patients who have died. Whenever that happens, the prime concern in any investigation is to start with the safety of the patient, because if you have concerns about patients then you act urgently. If you start looking at disputes between individuals, or HR procedures, then you get into trouble, things lag.”

Read the full article in The Telegraph here. 

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