Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Constructual Law – free flow is good

ISO management standards were conceived as a barrier to the free flow of work.  They civilianised military Command and Control management.  Quality (meaning record-keeping) was the justification.   The cult of accreditationism directs the unemployed into working as inspectors and … Continue reading

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The evolution of Good Laboratory Practice

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an executive agency of the Department of Health.  Its website explains how the standard of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) was developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ensure the … Continue reading

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Common Purpose directors resign – rats deserting the sinking ship?

Common Purpose (CP) is a sinister organisation near the heart of the rot in Britain.  Like the quality cartel it has government protection to ruin lives. Instead of the legally-protected monopoly that keeps UKAS strong, Common Purpose has charitable status to train future … Continue reading

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How a minimum unit price for alcohol was scuppered

Gilmore and Daube have described How a minimum unit price for alcohol was scuppered in the BMJ.   The government buried evidence that it had commissioned because it would have displeased the alcohol industry and its lobbyists.  A country is no more than … Continue reading

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Workplace discomfort and burnout

Here is a study from Spain investigating the causes of stress in academic workplaces.  These authors found that burnout of staff is caused mainly by structural and functional elements of the organisation.  The solution is case-specific interventions rather than standardisation.  … Continue reading

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