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Quality Watchdog Gives Scottish NHS Boards a Clean Bill of Health

Magazine article Public Finance

Quality Watchdog Gives Scottish NHS Boards a Clean Bill of Health

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Safeguards to protect NHS patients in Scotland are 'more robust and coherent' than at any time in the history of the service, a public sector watchdog has concluded.

A report by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland says the processes designed to monitor performance, streamline decision-making and protect the quality of care have never been stronger.

It claims the issue is at the top of the health service agenda, with senior managers leading from the front by taking direct responsibility for ensuring the system works.

The report follows checks on 22 health boards in response to a drop in public confidence in the health service, and it makes a series of recommendations on the way forward.

It concludes that a significant culture change is taking place within the health service in the wake of high-profile medical incidents that have shaken public confidence. These include the organ retention scandals in Bristol and Liverpool. …

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