JUDY WILSON became the first director of the Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance in September 1996. Previously she led the Nottingham self-help team, wrote books about self-help groups and was a non-executive director of Nottingham health authority. She is an NHS Charter adviser.
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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