Further criticism of organisational wrongs approved by likes of the Care Quality Commission:
Those who have seen the length and detail of inspectors’ reports may marvel, but it’s true. Inspectors can never be close enough to prevent ill deeds. That’s why some inspection regimes compel inspected employees to conduct internal audits as their unpaid proxies. These also are inadequate pantomime.
Inspection is expensive even when internal auditors come “free”. Maybe the money would be better spent on higher quality staff and freeing for them enough time to do their jobs properly.
Some may be beginning to suspect that inspection is not a good way of assuring quality…