TESSA BROOKS became director of the NHS Executive's newly created chief executive development programme last year. She joined the NHS from university and went on to work for the King's Fund in the late 1980s, where she set up its organisational audit programme.
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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