The Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry chairman has said he believes it is time for a professional regulator to oversee senior NHS managers after admitting his fit and proper person test was “not fit for purpose”.
The NHS has made “insufficient progress” on cutting its elective waiting list, according to the government’s spending watchdog.
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