Accountability and the NHS

Bournemouth Echo: Accountability and the NHS Accountability and the NHS

ONE of the many striking things about the Mid Staffs scandal and the NHS in general is the lack of individual accountability. Matters of life and death become a ‘corporate failure.’

The issues at the Royal Bournemouth are not in the same league as Mid Staffs, but by any reckoning, today’s CQC report is a severe indictment of the management and leadership at RBH.

Chief Executive Tony Spotswood, who is paid around £170,000 year to provide that leadership, has apologised. But he sees no reason to resign or for anyone to be sacked. Others are unlikely to share that judgement.

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1:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

beachcomber1 says...

i always assumed that individual accountability could result in charges of manslaughter. if that were the case would anyone work for the NHS?
i always assumed that individual accountability could result in charges of manslaughter. if that were the case would anyone work for the NHS? beachcomber1

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