Published: 01/04/2004, Volume II4, No. 5899 Page 21

1The Comm iss ion for Health Improvement bows out with Lessons from CHI Investigations 2000-03 .

www. chi. nhs. uk/eng/about/ publications/emerging_themes/investigations.pdf

2A King's Fund briefing to coincide with last week's NHS Day asks how far the government has met the public's priorities. It looks at free long- term care for the elderly, better pay, shorter waiting times for cancer and heart care, improved accident and emergency and cleaner hospitals.

www. kingsfund. org. uk/pdf/ NHSDay. pdf

3Evidence to the Commons health select committee for its forthcoming obesity report features public health minister Melanie Johnson on the role of health improvement specialists.

www. publications. parliament. uk/pa/cm20030 4/cmselect/ cmhealth/uc23-vi/uc2302. htm

4All Our Lives , a Department of Health report on the performance of social care for 2002-03, drawing on the work of the Social Services Inspectorate, the SSI/Audit Commission joint review team, and the National Care Standards Commission.

www. dh. gov. uk/assetRoot/04/ 07/71/21/04077121. pdf

5Meeting Complex Needs: the future of social care , a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research, looks at new commissioning models to address social exclusion.

www. ippr. org. uk/publications/index. php? book =409

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