Health watchdog for UK up and running:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Commission of Health Improvement (CHI) has started work as an independent standards watchdog for the National Health Service (NHS). The CHI will monitor the quality of care within the NHS and review every hospital and primary care group in England and Wales within the next four years. The first specialty area to be reviewed will be cancer services, followed by coronary heart disease and mental health. Evidence from the reviews, which are set to start from next May, will be published on the Internet. The CHI will also work closely with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and monitor the quality of care throughout the NHS.