Testing evaluations to the limits: the case of English Health Action Zones

Judge, Ken F. (2000) Testing evaluations to the limits: the case of English Health Action Zones. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 5 (1). p. 3. ISSN 1355-8196. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Since the Blair government was elected in Britian in May 1997, there has been an explosion of area-based initiatives aimed at regenerating deprived communities and reducing poverty and social exclusion. All are partnerships that place a high value on collaboration, in contrast to the previous government's faith in competition and quasi-markets. At the same time, these new experiments in 'joined-up government' are expected to put the interests of consumers and communities before the innate conservatism of providers of services. In addition, many of the new area-based initiatives are charged with the responsibility for 'constantly reviewing, evaluating and, where necessary, adapting policies to ensure they achieve the maximum effect.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:35
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 11:38
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26859 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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