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Key reports on the Health Service

Click on the links below to access key reports and recommendations on the Health Service which have been published.

The Shape of Caring Review -  In this report Lord Willis, Chair of the review, makes 34 recommendations for the future education and training of nurses and care assistants.

Francis Report – following inquiry into failings at Mid Staffs NHS Foundation trust (290 recommendations)

Willis Commission - full report and recommendations of the Commission entitled "Quality with compassion: the future of nursing education"

Keogh Report – review of urgent and emergency care in England

Clwyd-Hart Report – called for major overhaul of how the NHS handles complaints

Berwick Report – review into patient safety

Cavendish Review – final report on Health Care Assistants and Support Workers in the NHS and social care

Reshaping the Workforce to Deliver the Care Patients Need - a research report from the Nuffield Trust 


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