Focus on patient care
NHS staff have been told to "never lose sight of their focus on patient care" in the wake of the Francis Report.
The report came after a public inquiry into the death of up to 1,200 patients at Stafford Hospital.
The Mid-Staffordshire scandal found patients had been treated badly, with many complaints going ignored for years.
Now GPs and medical teams in the East Riding have been briefed on the report.
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At an East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) meeting, lead nurse and quality and governance senior officer Hilary Gledhill said: "Whatever we do, we must never lose sight of what we are doing and focus on patient care."
The Francis report came with 290 recommendations for NHS trusts to follow.
Ms Gledhill said she found that about 89 of them applied to the CCG – a body of GPs and other medical experts who will hold the purse strings for services in the East Riding from April 1.
Some of the recommendations made in the report were about employee attitudes.
It found a "culture" had developed in the Stafford Hospital, which could be blamed for many of the flaws.
Ms Gledhill said: "There were five themes in the recommendations, one of which, was improved support for compassionate, caring and community nursing. I am working with universities and education boards as well.
"We need to make sure the nurses we are getting into the system want to care and don't get into it because they want a quick degree."
NHS organisations across the country are being told to consider the report findings and decide how they can act upon them and improve their own services.
Ms Gledhill said: "I have counted and I think there are 89 for us to do – either doing them as a commissioning group, supporting others to do them or ensuring other organisations are doing them."
Ms Gledhill gave her briefing at the East Riding CCG board meeting earlier this week. Health teams will now consider what changes their departments need to make, before the Francis report is discussed again at the March meeting.