Mid-Staffs NHS Public Inquiry

Tom Kark QC has been questioning ex-Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham and ex-Health Minister Ben Bradshaw at the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry. These events have received extensive media coverage, for more details please follow the links below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-14826934

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-14800021

The Public Inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust commenced today, Monday 08th November 2010, with Tom Kark QC as leading counsel to the inquiry and Chaired by S Robert Francis QC. 

The inquiry was announced following a report in 2009 condemning conditions at the hospital, "which are said to have caused hundreds of avoidable deaths"

Further details are available via the official website of the Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry; The official website of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Independent Inquiry

Further details of the inquiry are available via the following links;

"Stafford Hospital inquiry to look at poor standards" - BBC News  

"Latest inquiry will look at how lapses in clinical standards allowed up to 1,200 patients to die needlessly" - Guardian  

Further updates in the inquiry please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-13288896

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