Tag Archives: Carter Report

Inside the minds of pathology reformers

Reforms to pathology services according to the Carter Report are still doing poorly.  The cover-up of the failures is working better: Pathology Networks The morning session provided attendees with different perspectives on Pathology Networks; appropriately titled ‘Networks – a blessing or a curse’. … Continue reading

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The mercy of quality?

Rather than accepting Lord Carter of Coles as an authority on pathology, we should recognise him as a Blair crony and one whose boardroom interests will probably not see him become financially worse off with the privatisation of the NHS.  Written in the … Continue reading

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CPA assures GSTS Pathology failures

The Guardian reports that CPA accreditation to ISO 15189 failed to assure the quality of the management system in Serco-run GSTS Pathology.  Except that the newspaper omits to mention CPA accreditation, so only Serco takes the blame. Readers of this … Continue reading

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Pathology review: cui bono?

Lucius Cassius’ illuminating question remains more important than ever. Lord Carter, author of the Report of the Review of NHS Pathology Services in England Chaired by Lord Carter of Coles (2005-08) which started major changes to pathology services, has had to step down as … Continue reading

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