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Standards watchdog to get a bigger role in NHS

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1145a (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1145
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A wider role and greater independence for the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) are outlined in the new NHS Reform Bill, published last week.

    The independence of the commission will be guaranteed in law, and the organisation will be required to produce an annual report to parliament on the performance of the health service in England. The commission will also in future publish star ratings for NHS organisations, and will have new powers to designate failing health services as being in need of …

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