The health advisory service HAS 2000 has launched five sets of care standards for frail elderly people and those with mental

health problems. Joint chief executive Professor Geoff Shepherd described the standards as 'part of the tool-kit' for health authorities and trusts that needed to assess their care services. The standards focus on quality of service, as well as addressing management and organisational issues and discussing the overlap between different agencies.

NHS Care Standards. HAS 2000. 01273-623222. Free.