Archives for June 13th, 2000

PREVENTION OFFERS ROAD TO EQUALITY OF HEALTHCARE PROVISION

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 June, 2000

Preventative measures to stop people becoming ill will be one of the key tools used to drive out inequalities in the NHS.New figures published in an interim report – State of the Nation’s health – health inequalities – show that the gap between health needs and health services also remains stubbornly wide. The life expectancy of a boy born into the bottom social class is more than nine years shorter than a boy born into the top social class.

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BETTER SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 June, 2000

A new report claims that one of the Cinderella public services – supporting older people in later life – can be provided better and cheaper.The Government clearly feel it makes a case for greater central intervention with locally-provided services to drive up quality.

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