Letters Burdensome regulation of the NHS

Studies must show the value of regulatory schemes

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3780 (Published 12 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3780
  1. Ian G Wilson, consultant clinical scientist
  1. Belfast City Hospital, Belfast BT9 7AD, UK
  1. iang.wilson{at}belfasttrust.hscni.net

Edwards’s editorial is a commendable description of the present regulatory situation.1 The concise summary is particularly welcome because senior management staff are often insulated from the daily difficulties and the waste that excessive regulation creates. It’s often unclear how large and …

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