Headlines: April 3rd, 2000

A new website has been launched which is dedicated to spreading and sharing information about the performance of social services.It contains a host of information on performance assessment, and the Government thinks its value will be both as a tool for professionals and an information resource for ordinary citizens.

It gives background information about what the Department of Health is doing to assess the performance of social services, and also offers links to other sites dealing with performance and Best Value.

The site also includes a discussion database allowing councils, health organisations, representative groups and voluntary organisations to contribute their comments and views on the performance indicators, user/carer satisfaction surveys and other performance issues.

Link: www.doh.gov.uk/scg/pssperform.