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Honesty laws and HCA regulation would make NHS safer, say nurses


I seem to agree with most nurses, judging by the above. But I'm not sure exactly how one would regulate 'managers', as managing seems to my mind to be less easy to define than nursing and medicine. But there needs to be a way of eliminating 'the wrong type of individual' (in current parlance, that would be 'any manager, or other professional, who allows other considerations to subvert the primary objective of good patient care') from working within the NHS: and an equivalent 'concept' applied systemically, should apply to 'qualified providers' (so a private company, if shown to have compromised patient care by 'down grading it as an objective', should be disqualified from NHS work for perhaps 5 years). Doubtless 'finding the way' will be problematic - there isn't a series of exams, relating to 'the right attitude', so it is tricky to prove that somebody, or some organisation, lacks it: it is one of those things that most people can 'see', but defining an objective test is much harder !

Posted date

20 February, 2013

Posted time

10:13 am