Does accreditation deliver better healthcare?

I feared it was a principle that was dead and buried by those who describe sufferers and patients as ‘clients and consumers’, and doctors as ‘service providers’. Perhaps there is now an opportunity to get back to basics, to reinstate the foundation principles upon which medical practice is built and, when ignored, malfunctions.

In the rich diversity of medical practice, the doctor-patient relationship has many settings: visiting the homeless wandering city streets, looking after those affected by alcohol and drugs in