Tag Archives: ISO 9000

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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External peer review of university standards must continue, says QAA

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) applies ISO 9000-style inspection to universities.  Various authors have explored links of this approach to the corruption of ethical and academic standards at British universities. Try these: Stone M, Starkey M. The possible … Continue reading

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There’s something rotten in the state of Scotland

But it’s certainly not Scottish.  It’s our old friend the ISO management standard. GHS Marshall wrote his PhD thesis, Evaluating management standards: empirical research into the Scottish Quality Management System (SQMS), on them at the University of Stirling.  Among his … Continue reading

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Los 10 pecados de la ISO 9000

This blog has previously linked to JM Raventos’ excellent article.  Important posts from other blogs have disappeared.  We wouldn’t want to lose this one, so here it is (Google translation from Spanish). Remember, this just exposes ISO 9000.  The article doesn’t refer to ISO … Continue reading

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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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The Tamiflu trials

  The Tamiflu trials have been published in the BMJ.  Basically, the drug is rubbish.  But very profitable when governments can be conned into stockpiling it.  Some highlights from the BMJ editorial are below.  Read the full articles.  Spot similarities to the … Continue reading

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Making sense of chaos or making chaos of sense?

This is the pig that was tried, convicted and executed for eating the face off a child in its crib. Not an unusual fate for animal criminals in times past. Nicholas Humphrey recounts the reasons in his history of animal trials, Bugs … 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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Huge lobbies want…

Peter Hitchens writes of Our Duty to Oppose the Warmist Inquisition: “A person who drives a powerful car on short-distance journeys when he could have walked or bicycled – but who believes in AGW – is deemed morally superior to … Continue reading

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The Constructual Law – free flow is good

ISO management standards were conceived as a barrier to the free flow of work.  They civilianised military Command and Control management.  Quality (meaning record-keeping) was the justification.   The cult of accreditationism directs the unemployed into working as inspectors and … Continue reading

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