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Mid Staffordshire NHS trust inquiry report to be published today


The public inquiry into the failings at Stafford Hospital will publish its findings later on today.

Fundamental reforms are expected to be called for by Robert Francis QC, who has led an investigation into why as many as 400-1,200 more people died than reasonably expected between 2005 and 2008.

This inquiry has looked at why regulators and senior NHS managers failed to pick up what was happening. It is the fifth major investigation into the scandal.

The report will be put before Parliament this morning, and prime minister David Cameron will deliver a statement to the House of Commons following Prime Minister's Questions.

Speaking to HR magazine before the publication of the inquiry, co-founder of taskforce, Engage for Success, Nita Clarke, spoke about the critical importance of employee voice relating to the report.

She said: "I know it will say that people in that organisation knew about the catastrophic failures of care going on, but were either bullied into silence, too scared to say anything or were ignored."

hrmagazine.co.uk will report on the findings when they are published later.