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SHAs should not be defensive over visits

4th June 2009

NHS chief executive David Nicholson has warned strategic health authorities not to “guard the borders” if they want to get the most out of their assurance process.

Speaking to HSJ following a pilot of the assurance process in the South Central region, he said the Department of Health was planning one SHA visit per month with the first the East of England. But he stressed the assessments were “not a clever mechanism to catch people out” but a genuine attempt to make them “the best they can possibly be”.


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