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Dear Kim,
Has anything changed for nurses 12 months after the Francis report?
With the anniversary of the seminal Francis report fast approaching, we want to gauge your views on whether the NHS and nursing has changed or not over the past 12 months, and if so how.
On 6 February 2013 the Francis report recommended a raft of changes focused on issues including staffing, medical properties for sale, culture and patient safety – all with a direct impact on nurses. Six months later the government unveiled its full response to the report.
Thousands of nurses replied when we asked you for your views immediately before the report and immediately after it. One year on we want to see if anything has changed as a result of Francis, for better or worse.
Please take 10 minutes to fill in our short survey.
The findings will inform a news story in Nursing Times. Responses will be anonymous and treated in strict confidence.
Thank you for your time
Steve Ford
News Editor, Nursing Times

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