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Editorial Paul Cambridge local practice are urgently required.This issue of the THE TIZARD CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT Review therefore comes at a particularly critical time CANTERBURY for the development of learning disability services, as the papers it contains are designed to help managers, practitioners and researchers interpret A C ASE FOR E VIDENCE -B ASED some of the coded and more explicit messages P OLICY D EVELOPMENT AND currently being transmitted by the Department of I MPLEMENT ATION Health. Changes in go vernment policy have been introduced It is evident that social and community care over the last few years which will affect the organ- services are moving into a new post-market phase of isation and management of social and community reform, with the necessary reorganisation providing care (Department of Health, 1998a and b; 1999a). challenges and opportunities for purchasers and The key themes of partnership working between providers centred on the new and reformulated health and social serv i c e s ,p e r f o rmance management, policy instruments of Best Value and joint n ational standards and training, enhanced inspection commissioning (Cambridge, 1999, 2000), and for and regulation, market management, consultation service users and carers http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1359-5474
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10.1108/13595474200000021
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Abstract

Paul Cambridge local practice are urgently required.This issue of the THE TIZARD CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT Review therefore comes at a particularly critical time CANTERBURY for the development of learning disability services, as the papers it contains are designed to help managers, practitioners and researchers interpret A C ASE FOR E VIDENCE -B ASED some of the coded and more explicit messages P OLICY D EVELOPMENT AND currently being transmitted by the Department of I MPLEMENT ATION Health. Changes in go vernment policy have been introduced It is evident that social and community care over the last few years which will affect the organ- services are moving into a new post-market phase of isation and management of social and community reform, with the necessary reorganisation providing care (Department of Health, 1998a and b; 1999a). challenges and opportunities for purchasers and The key themes of partnership working between providers centred on the new and reformulated health and social serv i c e s ,p e r f o rmance management, policy instruments of Best Value and joint n ational standards and training, enhanced inspection commissioning (Cambridge, 1999, 2000), and for and regulation, market management, consultation service users and carers

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

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