Tag Archives: compulsion

Once upon a time: a tale of ISO 15189 accreditation

The editorial below is a useful summary of the history and future plans for ISO 15189 in European laboratories. The authors say proof of its value comes from the fact that this originally voluntary process has already been made mandatory … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Laboratory medicine, Questions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Compelled hoarding

The ISO standards require the hoarding of superseded paperwork.  Have you ever needed it? It’s just another cunning point to catch you out on! This is another example of the standards being used to transmit the anxieties and mental weaknesses of their … Continue reading

Posted in Laboratory medicine, Psychology, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The just-make-them-do-it mindset – more oversight leads to less accountability

James Falk has described beautifully some aspects of the bureaucratic mentality.  He does not mention UKAS or the NHS, but he understands the issues at work.  Mmm, you can almost taste the condensation running down the walls at the accountability … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Laboratory medicine, Management, NHS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment