Tag Archives: Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

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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Service redesign should be tested as rigorously as new treatments

  The  Chief Executive of NHS England says that service design should be treated as rigorously as new treatments. Hear, hear!  However, managers redesign services continually without adequate cost analysis before or afterwards.  That way nobody can be held to account.  Service redesign should be tested … Continue reading

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The slavery of audit

The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists printed a perceptive letter summarising the history of audit, its move from the numeracy-based professions into clinical practice, and its growing use as a tool of political oppression: “the enslavement of human thought and endeavour … 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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Mid Staffordshire: How has accreditation helped?

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust may have killed over 1000 patients. Responding to the Francis Report that arose from the public inquiry, Dr Archie Prentice, President of the Royal College of Pathologists said (among better things): “…This College has … Continue reading

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Accreditation defined

Accreditation could be defined as a proprietory therapeutic method that uses highly concentrated record-keeping combined with a dilute programme of intensive inspection, whose effects, when administered to organisations that currently satisfy customers well enough to still be in business, deliver a feeling … Continue reading

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Any Qualified Provider: NHS Basics

The Witch Doctor envisages young lady doctors being shunted around clinics to provide staff cover and a bit of diagnostic sense.  This may keep the “Competent Clinical Decision Makers” of the coming order from making too many mistakes.  Undoubtedly this … Continue reading

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14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink

Systemsthinkingforgirls advises the mathematically inclined: 14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink Purpose + autonomy + mastery =motivation Reports + managers = reports + managers Priority + priority + priority x themes/departments = sub-optimization Opinions + … Continue reading

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