The abusive behaviour of Jimmy Savile revealed in today’s reports into Stoke Mandeville and other NHS premises is truly shocking. As we said last summer, our sympathy is with the victims and we thank them very sincerely for their bravery in coming forward to talk to the investigations.
Kate Lampard’s ‘Lessons Learnt’ report makes recommendations for Trusts to improve their policies and practice including access, volunteering, safeguarding, complaints and governance. The report shows that there is a variety of practice across the country.
Following the Secretary of State’s statement, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority will write to all Trusts to ask them to review their current practice against the recommendations and to develop an action plan in response. All Trusts will then need to report back on their proposed actions within three months.
At this difficult time, NHS organisations should ensure that support is fully available to all who have been affected by the appalling events. Our thoughts are with the victims today.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
David Flory, Chief Executive, NHS Trust Development Authority
David Behan, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
David Bennett, Chief Executive, Monitor