Tag Archives: Royal College of Pathologists

Same as…

The bogus claims of some hairy Victorians are falling. The Telegraph‘s obituary of Dr Thomas Szasz, an opponent of the psychiatry movement, reminds us of his observation that, “When metaphor is mistaken for reality and is then used for social purposes, then … Continue reading

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How to assess the quality of a pathology service: surrogate measures

The Royal College of Pathologists has published a draft report entitled How to assess the quality of a pathology service.  Report of a meeting held to discuss the evaluation of medical laboratories in the context of health service reform. Despite praising ISO 15189, … 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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Continuing Professional Development is going out of fashion with barristers

Alex Aldridge tells us: “Why barristers balk at the ‘box-ticking’ of continuing professional development Barristers failing to complete their annual quota of CPD now dominate Bar Standards Board disciplinary proceedings “Tucked away deep within the Bar Standards Board website is … Continue reading

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