Written evidence submissions
During summer 2011, the Commission gathered written evidence from a wide range of individuals and organisations working across health and social care – including service users, NHS leaders, nurses and clinicians, older people’s and patient representatives, researchers and academics.
Over 40 organisations submitted evidence and the Commission would like to thank everybody for their valuable contribution.
View the list of organisations that submitted written evidence
View a summary of the written evidence submissions
Please note that the document also includes an overview of the additional evidence and documentation submitted and taken into consideration by the Commission. Evidence submitted in confidence is not included in the evidence summary document.
Oral evidence sessions
The Commission hosted three public evidence sessions with patient representatives and leading figures from across the health and social care system.
You can see the organisations that provided oral evidence as well as the transcripts from their oral evidence sessions.
Organisations and oral evidence transcripts
In reaching conclusions, the Commission also drew on:
- a literature review of published evidence prepared by the NHS Confederation at the outset of the Commission
- site visits to look at examples of best practice
- advice from three specialist reference groups comprising nursing, clinical and academic experts
- a range of other meetings and visits including discussions with key stakeholders and chairs, chief executives, and other staff from across the NHS.
View the literature review of published evidence
View a list of existing tools and guidance collated and highlighted to the Commission
Find out more about the work and activities of the Commission.
Draft report and recommendations
The Commission used the evidence it gathered to help inform the development of its draft report, published at the end of February 2012.
The report set out ten key recommendations for hospitals and ten key recommendations for care homes to help them tackle the underlying causes of undignified care. It also included detailed recommendations on the changes the Commission believes need to take place across the wider health and social care system.
View the Commission's draft report and recommendations
Final report and recommendations
The Commission held a month-long public consultation to gain feedback on its draft report and the Commission used the feedback received to help inform the development of its final report and recommendations.
Read the final report and recommendations, Delivering Dignity, published on 18 June 2012.