The introduction of the Commission for Health Improvement will require 'a new collaboration' between doctors and government in a shift to 'a more transparent process of accountability', Andrew Foster, controller of the Audit Commission, said in a speech marking the 50th anniversary of the NHS.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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