Monthly Archives: September 2014

The inspection disease is digital. Quality is analogical

UKAS cannot inspect if it cannot divide the compliant from the non-compliant.  It is digital.  You could be a free man; UKAS wants your behaviour to be one of two numbers. Are you a one or a zero? Gary North explains, Knowledge is always … Continue reading

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Overdiagnosis: when good intentions meet vested interests

Overdiagnosis: when good intentions meet vested interests—an essay by Iona Heath does not mention accreditation.  It’s about the financial interests that have led to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.  When you read the essay, you’ll have to substitute “UKAS assessment” for the various patient screening … Continue reading

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