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Regulation of HCA not a top priority for the NHS

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David Nicholson's comments are astonishing. He counterposes "major reform" and "financial challenge" to regulation of HCAs as if they inhabit different universes. David Nicholson and his predecessors have driven grade mix often without any serious consideration as to whether the financial savings have been made without compromising standards of care. Now the chickens have come home to roost he appears to want to duck the issue (if you'll excuse a bad pun). Michaelm Stone is right. Training and education will only be taken seriously for HCA with the advent of regulation.

Posted date

30 September, 2011

Posted time

11:08 am

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