Archives for November 6th, 2000

AGE DISCRIMINATION CZAR

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 November, 2000

Professor Ian Philp has been appointed as National Director of Older People’s Services, with a remit to stamp out ageism in the NHS.The concern here is with ageism in allocation of care rather than with the NHS as a large and important employer.

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PUBLICATION OF SERVICE DELIVERY AGREEMENTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 November, 2000

New measures to ensure public sector efficiency are set out in a new white paper – ‘Service Delivery Agreements 2001- 2004’.The performance targets – Public Service Agreements (PSAs) were set in July. The latest guide explains how these targets will be met in Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs).

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ASSESSING BENEFITS FROM HEALTH SERVICE RESEARCH

Abstracts, PublicNet: 6 November, 2000

Martin Buxton, Steve Hanney, Tim Packwood, Simon Roberts and Penny Youl.Public services in the UK are increasingly expected to account for their outputs and performance. This article describes a retrospective evaluation of the benefits from the research and development funded by a regional office of the NHS Executive. The methods adopted enabled the various elements of the region’s R & d portfolio to be examined and provided the basis for the development of a plan for regular monitoring. The proposals for implementation are feeding into a debate as to how the health service R&D might best be monitored nationally in a way that is compatible with the norms and practices of research inother contexts.

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