Developments in Performance Assessment
28th November 2003
The Banqueting Suite, The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham
SSRG launched a revised edition of the PAF guidance (a constructive critique of all the PAF PIs) shortly before the department of Health published the PAF results and tables for all councils in England. The event looked at strengths and weaknesses of the PI set and how DoH is consulting with councils to review the PAF dataset and discussed progress to date.
Papers referred to by Peter Steele at SSRG event ‘Developments in Performance Assessment’ on Friday 28th November. Developments on Performance Assessment:
Comments Invited on two Papers
See SSRG PAF pages for more details.
Peformance Indictors and Performance Assessment: improving services for older people in Scotland.
27 October 2003
Old Viewforth. Stirling
Provided an overview of key issues in relation to Performance Assessment in Scotland including current work, developments and areas of good practice. The event also considered responses to the recent Joint Future Unit consultation on performance assessment that ended on 26 September.
- Performance Assessment in England – Andrew Kerslake, Director, Institute of PublicCare
- Carers assessments – Peter McLaren, Glasgow City Council and Chair, HPIAFSSA Performance Measures Sup Group
Raising Standards in Consultation and Research, and in using Health and Social Care Data
14 October 2003
Brighton Town Hall, Brighton
Joint SEARIG and SSRG conference: Raising Standards in Consultation & Research and in using health and social care data.
- Using Ethics Guidelines to promote good quality research – Ron Iphofen, Social Research Association
- Research Governance Framework, the Policy Context; Background and Progress to date – Carol Lupton, Department of Health
- Negotiating research governance as a university researcher – Sue Balloch, University of Brighton
- Young people and research – Claire Turner, Barnardos
- Demonstrator project for information sharing in service delivery and looked after children – Tim Rogers, West London Consortium
- Demonstratorproject for information sharing in mental health – Ian Swanson, Kensington and Chelsea
- ImplementingResearch Governance in West Sussex – Chris Rainey, West Sussex Social and Caring Services
SSRG London Forum: 26 September 2003
The next SSRG London Forum meeting will be held on Friday 26th September 2003, 10am to 2pm.
The meeting will be at the SCIE offices (address below):
Social Care Institute for Excellence, 1st Floor, Goldings Housem 2 Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2HB
The nearest train/tube station is London Bridge. Lunch will be provided. The subject of the meeting will be partnerships. The meeting is open to all but it will be helpful to know numbers in advance as accommodation is limited. For further information contact:
John o’ Leary, Research Officer, NCH, 85 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UD
Tel: 020 7288 7871
London SSRG Group: relationship between research and practice:
4 July 2003
Social Care Institute for Excellence, 1st Floor, Goldings House, 2 Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2HB
This SSRG London Forum meeting discussed the relationship between research and practice. For further details contact:
John O’ Leary, Research Officer, NCH, 85 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UD
Tel: 020 7288 7871
SSRG Scotland Seminars: 22 May 2003
Seminar Series 2002-03: Major Issues and Joint Challenges in Social and Health Care
Part of a seminar series organised by Social Services Research Group – Scotland to consider systematically the major developments relating to public services for social and health care. See details below.
Linking Care Planning with Community Planning
22 May 2003, Edinburgh
For further details contact:
Sandra Paton (SSRG Event),
tel: 0131 553 8283
- Event programme (pdf file)
SSRG London Forum Meeting: 2 May 2003
The SSRG London Forum meeting was held on Friday 2nd May 2003, 10am to 2pm.
The meeting was at the offices of the Social Care Institute for Excellece (SCIE). The subject of the meeting was contracting and commissioning.
Contact John O’Leary e-mail: JohnOl@nch.org.uk
SSRG Annual Workshop 2003: Quality, Inequality and Diversity in Social Care and Health
Stamford Hall, University of Leicester
7th, 8th and 9th April
Presentations – Monday 7 April 2003
- Off the Peg or a Tailored Suit? Choice and Diversity in Social Services – AlisonKing, Chair LGA Social Affairs and Health Executive
- Tackling Inequalities in Health – Andrew Whitehouse Joint Head, Health Inequalities Unit, Department of Health
- Information Managementin Social Care – Don Rhodes SSI
- The Cambridgeshire Assessment Tool and the Single Assessment Process: The Organic Approach – Mark Howe and Alan Shields, Cambridgeshire Social Services
- Improving the Healthof Vulnerable and Looked After Children-Parental Health Matters Too – Leon Polnay Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham
Research as Empowerment: Exploring Different Perspectives – Peter Beresford: View presentation
Julia Warrener: Shula Ramon
Presentations – Tuesday 8 April 2003
- Better Knowledge for Better Practice: the role of SCIE – Bill Kilgallon. Chief Executive SCIE
- Data Sharing for Children & Young People – Its Only Difficult! – David Tordoff, ISB/IRT Project Manager Telford & Wrekin Partnership
- Integrating Servicesfor older People: A whole systems approach – Jane Carrier, Audit Commission
- Bigger and BetterLives: Involving People with Learning Disabilities – Mike Pinnock, Julie Clark and Alan New. North Lincolnshire Social and Housing Services
- The University/agency Partnership in Enabling Social Care Workers to be Research-minded’ – June Thoburn CBE, Chair, Making Research Count
- Developing Partnershipswith Non-acute Service Providers – Janet Crampton, Change Agent Team, Joint Health and Social Care Unit, Department of Health
- Consulting with Black and Ethnic Minority Children -Raff Carmen and Nasser Quhill, Yemeni Development Foundation/Birmingham Children’s Fund
- Making the mostof census data – Graham Gardner, Nottingham City Council
Presentations – Wednesday 9 April 2004
- From Managing Indicators to Managing Quality – Keith Moultrie Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University
- Developments in SSI Performance Assessment – Mike Beazley Department of Health
- Local PIs and targetsetting – Nick Miller Norfolk Social Services
- When authorities ‘fail’:understanding and learning from the experience – Julie Barnes Independent Researcher
- Getting outcomesinto practice – introducing a resource pack – Elinor Nicholas SPRU.University of York (flyer for resource pack)
- Ten Years at theAudit Commission – Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future of Regulation – Sir Andrew Foster, Controller, Audit Commission
Details of Full Programme
Day 1: Monday 7 April 2003
- Introduction: Andrew Cozens, Corporate Director of Social Care and Health,Leicester City Council, and Vice President, ADSS
- The Application of Intelligence to Social Care – Lord Laming of Tewin
- Off the Peg or a Tailored Suit? Choice and Diversity in Social Services- Alison King, Chair LGA Social Affairs and Health Executive
- Tackling Inequalities in Health – Andrew Whitehouse Joint Head, HealthInequalities Unit, Department of Health
- Implementing the Research Governance Framework in Social Care – CarolLupton, Department of Health
- The Cambridgeshire Assessment Tool and the Single Assessment Process:The Organic Approach – Mark Howe and Alan Shields, Cambridgeshire Social Services
- Information Management in Social Care – Don Rhodes SSI
- Improving the Health of Vulnerable and Looked After Children-ParentalHealth Matters Too – Leon Polnay Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham
- Research as Empowerment: Exploring Different Perspectives – Peter Beresford,Julia Warrener and Shula Ramon, Toronto Group
Day 2 Tuesday 8th April 2003
- Better Knowledge for Better Practice: the role of SCIE – Bill Kilgallon.Chief Executive SCIE
- Bigger and Better Lives: Involving People with Learning Disabilities- Mike Pinnock, Julie Clark and Alan New. North Lincolnshire Social and Housing Services
- A Measure of Success: Equalities Assessment Framework – Mohammed Mossadaq.Hampshire County Council
- Integrating Services for older People: A whole systems approach – JaneCarrier, Audit Commission
- Data Sharing for Children & Young People – Its Only Difficult! -David Tordoff, ISB/IRT Project Manager Telford & Wrekin Partnership
- The University/agency Partnership in Enabling Social Care Workers tobe Research-minded’ – June Thoburn CBE, Chair, Making Research Count
- Making the most of census data – Graham Gardner, Nottingham City Council
- Developing Partnerships with Non-acute Service Providers – Janet Crampton,Change Agent Team, Joint Health and Social Care Unit, Department of Health
- Consulting with Black and Ethnic Minority Children – (Speaker to beconfirmed)Birmingham Children’s Fund
- The Use of images for the Illumination of Organisational Functioningwith Particular Reference to PCTs – Paul Waddingon, University of Central England
- Research in Diversity and Equality – Ratna Dutt. Director, REU
- Measuring performance is essential to ensuring top quality services:a debate. – Bill Jordan, University of Exeter and Steve Pitt, SSIReferee: Paul Waddington
Day 3 Wednesday 9th April 2003
- From Managing Indicators to Managing Quality – Keith Moultrie Instituteof Public Care, Oxford Brookes University
- Developments in SSI Performance Assessment – Mike Beazley Departmentof Health
- Local PIs and target setting – Nick Miller Norfolk Social Services
- Involving Users in Performance Assessment – Christine Lewington, WorcestershireSocial Services
- When authorities ‘fail’: understanding and learning from the experience- Julie Barnes Independent Researcher
- Getting outcomes into practice – introducing a resource pack – ElinorNicholas SPRU. University of York
- Ten Years at the Audit Commission – Lessons Learned and Challenges forthe Future of Regulation: Sir Andrew Foster, Controller, Audit Commission
The 2003 SSRG Annual Workshop was supported by
SSRG Scotland Seminars: Single Shared Assessment: 31 March
31 March 2003
Old Viewforth Stirling
The seminar addressed key issues in implementing the SSA:
- how effectively are agencies working together?
- how is information being recorded and shared?
- how is the Resource Unit Measure being taken forward?
Also looked at how the single assessment process is being taken forward in England.
- Introduction: The Policy Context/Overview: Speaker from Joint FutureUnit, Scottish Executive
- Policy into Practice: Issues in Implementation of SSA across SocialCare and Health – Tony Wells, Chief Executive Tayside Health Board
- SSA Progress to date and what needs to be done – Liz Taylor, Joint Futureunit, Scottish Executive
- SSA In practice – Charles McKerron (Moray)
- Sharing and recording information – Elaine McKinney, Joint Future Unit,Scottish Executive
- The Cambridge Assessment Tool and the Single Assessment Process – MarkHowe and Alan Shields, Cambridgeshire SSD (this will look at process/practice and IT)
- RUM Progress to date and what needs to be done – Winona Samet JointFuture Unit, Scottish Executive
- RUM in practice – Dawn Judge and Chrys Barr, Perth and Kinross Healthand Social Care Cooperative
SSRG London Forum: 31 January 2003
Social Care Insitute for Excellence,
Goldings House, 2 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB
The second meeting of the SSRG London Forum will be held on 31 January 2003, 10.00-14.OO, lunch provided.
The meeting looked at performance indicators – with Stella Law speaking on results of work she and Karin Janzon undertook recently – Evaluating the Performance of Local Authority Social Services: The Performance Assessment
Framework by Stella Law and Karin Janzon.
The case for and against the PAF as it is at the moment – in the context of the needs of service users in London was also be discussed.
Presentation and paper (Wordfile).