Archives for December 14th, 2001


Headlines, PublicNet: 14 December, 2001

Patients are facing potentially dangerous delays in receiving test results following the end of a public private partnership in pathology, according to the British Medical Association.The problems follow the end of a private sector contract and return of pathology services at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage to the public sector. The trust and private provider OmniLabs could not agree on a formula which would have allowed the hospital to continue to use OmniLabs computers for a changeover period, says an article in the latest BMA News.

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Headlines, PublicNet: 14 December, 2001

The Institute of Fiscal Studies is one of the key institutions behind a new body set up to help governments discover whether their policies actually work.In recent years there has been a growing realisation in government that policy should be empirically evaluated, before, during and after implementation. If, for instance, a policy is aimed at specific individuals, then data about those individuals needs to be gathered and analysed, and the impact of any change fully understood.

Read more on HAS IT WORKED?…

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