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Mr Pratt questioned BS 5750 – quality assurance?

Mr Pratt recognised the inadequacy of BS 5750 over twenty years ago.  He explained in the medical literature how Deming produced real quality in Japanese industry. D. J. PRATT.   British Standard (BS) 5750 – quality assurance? Prosthetics and Orthotics … Continue reading

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Wilson and Jungner screening criteria – ignored

Wilson & Jungner published Principles and Practice of Screening for Disease in 1968. Their criteria for screening are summarised below: Box 1. Wilson and Jungner classic screening criteria 1. The condition sought should be an important health problem. 2. There should … Continue reading

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FiLM 2016 – The case against ISO continues

John Seddon spoke at Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine 2016. Let’s hope the people who weren’t there also take note. The case against ISO continues John Seddon Written and prepared for FiLM 2016 ‘Quality’ is set to sub-optimise Pathology Services: It’s the law! … Continue reading

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Accredited until freedom is barely a memory

“What’s good in war is good in peace.”  That would be Taylor’s Scientific Management enforced by factory inspectors. Call them “assessors” – they don’t work for the government any more.  Instead, the metagovernment assures that few industries are allowed to continue working … Continue reading

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Where does the EU fit in?

Fear of competition from the European “Common Market” gave us BS 5750.  Now European legislation is used to enforce ISO standards. The British Standards Institute (BSI) employs over 5500 staff worldwide and is the largest standards body in the world. … Continue reading

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