Special or Theme Issue

After Mid Staffordshire: from acknowledgement, through learning, to improvement.

Martin GP, Dixon-Woods M. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:706-8.

This editorial introduces a series of seven peer-reviewed commentaries that explore the ethical, sociolegal, academic, and clinical avenues to understanding system failures identified in the Francis inquiry, along with methods to identify gaps in knowledge such as measurement and feedback to drive improvement.