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PSSRU Bulletin 16
November 2006

The PSSRU Bulletin records recent developments in the Unit, presents recent findings from each of our main programmes of work, and gives a concise overview of current projects and recent publications with contact information.

You can download the complete issue (835kb) here, or select any of the main articles from the list below. Previous issues are available for download here.

Printed copies will be mailed in late November 2006 to those on our mailing list. To be added to this or just to receive this issue, please contact Glenys Harrison at the PSSRU in Canterbury.

Outside covers

Copyright and general information, Introduction and Contents (pages 2-3)

The PSSRU 2005–2006 and staff news (pages 4-5)

Current research programmes

Assessment, Performance Measurement and User Satisfaction in Older People’s Services (pages 6-7)
Paul Clarkson, David Challis, Jane Hughes, Michele Abendstern, Caroline Sutcliffe and Sue Tucker

Commissioning and Performance (pages 8-9)
Martin Knapp, José Luis Fernández, Julien Forder, Vanessa Davey, Catherine Henderson, Tihana Matosevic, Francesco Moscone, Margaret Perkins, Jackie Damant, Tom Snell, Vangelis Tsirovasilis and Gerald Wistow

Mapping and Evaluation of Care Management Arrangements for People with Mental Health Problems in England (pages 10-11)
Dan Venables, Jane Hughes, Siobhan Reilly, Karen Stewart and David Challis

Costs, Quality and Outcomes (pages 12-13)
Ann Netten, Theresia Bäumker, Lesley Curtis, Karen Jones, Juliette Malley, Sima Sandhu and Nick Smith

Children's Services: Active Cases, Case Longevity and Staff Time in Social Care (pages 14-15)
Jennifer Beecham and Andrew Bebbington

Financing Long-Term Care for Older People (pages 16-17)
Raphael Wittenberg, Linda Pickard, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Derek King and Juliette Malley

Mental Health Economics and Policy (pages 18-19)
Martin Knapp, David McDaid, Claire Curran, Andrew Healey, Derek King, Roshni Mangalore, Helena Medeiros, Francesco Moscone adn Ami Somani

Housing and Care: Care Homes and their Alternatives (pages 20-21)
Ann Netten, Robin Darton, Theresia Bäumker, Lisa Nash, Ann-Marie Towers and Jacquetta Williams

Research reports, new projects, publications and contact details

Quality of Dementia Care Services in North West England (page 22)
Dan Venables, Jane Hughes, Siobhan Reilly, Michele Abendstern and David Challis

Services for Older People with Mental Health Problems: The Impact of the National Service Framework (page 23)
Sue Tucker, Jane Hughes and David Challis

Paying for Long-Term Care for Older People: The Costs and Distributional Effects of a Range of Options (page 24)
Raphael Wittenberg. Linda Pickard, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Derek King and Juliette Malley

Consequences of Local Variations in Social Care on the Performance of the Acute Health Care Sector (page 25)
José-Luis Fernández, Julien Forder and Martin Knapp

Valuing Social Service Outcomes (page 26)
Peter Burge, Frederico Gallo and Ann Netten

Analysis to Support the Development of the Relative Needs Formula for Older People (page 27)
Robin Darton, Julien Forder, Andrew Bebbington, Ann Netten, Ann-Marie Towers and Jacquetta Williams

New Projects (pages 28-29)

Projects and Publications (pages 30-38)

Staff Contact Details (page 39)