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Setting standards for clinical care in Scotland

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 35, PAGE NO: 32Frances Smith, MSc, BSc, RGN, is director of nursing and quality, Clinical Standards Board for Scotland, Edinburgh The Clinical Standards Board for Scotland was set up as a special health board in April 1999 after the Acute Services Review Report (Scottish Office, 1998) recommended the establishment of a body to develop national clinical standards for Scotland and measure performance in the health service.

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