Tag Archives: Derek “Spike” Spickernell

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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The menace of the naval mind?

BS 5750 emerged from Allied military standards for industrial procurement.  Rear-Admiral Spickernell then pushed this British Standard on the ISO.  Hence the ISO 9000 series and the standards derived from it such as ISO 17025 and ISO 15189.  Now management … Continue reading

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Nature or nurture?

ISO accreditation is not simply the product of committees.  Rear-Admiral Derek “Spike” Spickernell (RN) was the father of the BSI and ISO quality standards.  Other naval and military leaders also laid the groundwork in defence standards designed to ensure the … Continue reading

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