That suggests that regulation may be part of the problem rather than part of the answer.

by Julia Evans on November 9, 2010

Quote from: Editorial, The Guardian, Tuesday November 9th 2010:

The NHS Confederation has counted 698 auditing standards and 69 different auditing bodies. That suggests that regulation may be part of the problem rather than part of the answer. The deeper and therefore tougher issue is cultural. The NHS finds it notoriously hard to admit a mistake. There is no statutory obligation to be honest with patients when things go wrong.

Mid-Staffordshire inquiry: Unhealthy system

by Robert Francis

who asks fundamental questions about the impact of the long-term trend of the marketisation of the NHS

Editorial

The Guardian, Tuesday 9 November 2010