The Health Science Journal published an article by Harry Cayton OBE, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority for health and social care.
In the article, he states that;
“Anne Burge’s article “Tepid Francis response won’t guarantee patient safety” paints a negative picture of oversight for unregulated healthcare practitioners and an overly optimistic one of the value of statutory regulation…
…It is true that the Accredited Voluntary Registers scheme does not provide a “guarantee” of safety. But neither does statutory regulation; the failings at Mid Staffordshire and other trusts show us that”.