Mid-Staffordshire , Morecambe Bay , Winterbourne View , Southern Health. Sadly the NHS is far from immune from preventable deaths , individual and systemic abuse , and deficient investigations into its own failings. The need for effective systems that will prevent death and serious harm , protective duties that require staff to take operational measures to protect those in their care , and robust , searching investigations into deaths and incidents of mistreatment are needed in healthcare and clinical settings now more than ever.