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Welcome to the Public Services Programme Library. This is where we keep information on the Programme’s publications and other outputs. If you scroll down you will see a list of the latest entries to the library in order of date posted. You can use the tool bar on the right side of this page to filter by publication type; for example, discussion papers. Or, use the search function if you would like to search for a certain theme throughout the different publication types. Enjoy browsing!

Programme Newsletter No 1, Summer 05
September 21st 2007

Number 1, Summer 2005 (pdf) The ESRC Public Services Programme Newsletter - twice-yearly issues reporting on Programme developments and keeping you up-to-date on our activities, outputs, and how you can get involved in shaping… read more

Archived Programme Specifications
September 20th 2007

Archived Programme Materials: Public Services: Quality, Performance and Delivery Programme Our research projects were commissioned in three calls. The first call awarded 14 ‘small’ grants in December 2004 with… read more

DP0704 Managing the Discharge and Post-acute Care of Hospital Inpatients: Notes from Camden and Islington, London
September 20th 2007

Abstract: This article examines the discharge and post-acute care of hospital inpatients. It arises out of research funded to investigate the implementation of the Community Care Act (2003) –… read more

DP0703 Can we tell if government policies are working? Interpreting government data on delayed discharges from hospitals
September 20th 2007

Abstract: Reducing the number of patients whose discharge from hospital is delayed has been the focus of recent government policy. The 2003 Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act was enacted… read more

DP0702 Survey on the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act (2003)
September 20th 2007

Abstract: This article describes a survey of Social Service Departments (SSDs) in England on the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act (2003) which was legislated to help… read more

DP0701 The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary Organisations: Survey evidence from a replication study
September 20th 2007

Abstract: The long history of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) as pioneers of public services has led to reification of the innovativeness of these organisations. Is this reification justified… read more

DP0501 What’s Measured is What Matters: Targets and Gaming in the English Public Health Care System
September 20th 2007

Abstract: In the 2000s, governments in the UK, particularly in England, developed a system of governance of public services that combined targets with an element of terror. This has… read more

A balanced view of performance?
September 20th 2007

Performance, Strategy and Accounting RES-153-25-00 17 Poster: A balanced view of performance?

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Insuring patient safety
September 20th 2007

Liability, Risk Pooling and Health Care Quality RES-153-25-00 27 Poster: Insuring patient safety

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How do ratings add up?
September 20th 2007

Are Composite Measures a Robust Reflection of Performance? RES-153-25-00 31 Poster: How do ratings add up?

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