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New ethical standards set for health service managers

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1416
  1. Sally Hargreaves
  1. London

    The chief executive of the NHS, Nigel Crisp, has issued a code of practice for health service managers.

    The code aims to prevent serious misconduct, such as financial fraud or the falsification of information, and to ensure that managers found guilty of misconduct are not employed elsewhere in the NHS.

    Pending the end of consultation in mid-July, NHS managers will be expected to adhere to a new code of ethical conduct, with the aim of preventing miscreants from working elsewhere in the NHS.

    “We decided to introduce this code …

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