Paul Clarkson

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A large microsatellite data set from three species of bear (Ursidae) was used to empirically test the performance of six genetic distance measures in resolving relationships at a variety of scales ranging from adjacent areas in a continuous distribution to species that diverged several million years ago. At the finest scale, while some distance measures(More)
OBJECTIVE to ascertain the value of employing a specialist clinician's contribution to the assessment of older people prior to care home entry. DESIGN randomised controlled trial. METHOD 256 older people at risk of care home entry were randomly allocated to either a control group, who received the usual care management assessment, or to an experimental(More)
This paper summarises work in developing and implementing a local performance measurement system within older people’s services. Difficulties in developing such systems include central government demands for data that are not always appropriate to local concerns, technological problems and problems with interpretation. The work attempted to confront these(More)
Single Assessment Process, PSSRU at Manchester were commissioned to review available literature concerning issues relevant to the SAP. The headings under which the material is summarised reflect issues identified by the Department of Health as critical to implementation. This summary presents some of the key findings. The review considered studies published(More)
With the introduction of the Single Assessment Process (SAP) in England, in 2004, the government aimed to address the shortcomings in the assessment of older people with health and social care needs. The SAP promoted a person-centred approach, multi-professional working and the standardisation of assessment practice. By reviewing the literature on(More)
AIM To review the evidence for home support approaches directed at tertiary prevention; ameliorating difficulties and enhancing well-being. BACKGROUND With population ageing dementia represents a significant care challenge with 60% of people with dementia living at home. However, little is known about existing forms of home support and their relative(More)
The University of Kent at Canterbury PSSRU Cornwallis Building, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF Tel: 01227 823963 Fax: 01227 827038 Email: pssru@kent.ac.uk Site Director: Professor Ann Netten The London School of Economics PSSRU London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2 2AE Tel: 020 7955 6238 Fax: 020 7955 6131(More)
assessment process in England, is being undertaken at the University of Manchester. It has been commissioned by the Department of Health as part of the research programme to support the National Service Framework for Older People. The project has two aims. The first is to review the conduct of assessment across health and social care in order to highlight(More)
BACKGROUND This paper provides an initial evaluation of the impact of the Single Assessment Process (SAP) in England upon practice regarding multidisciplinary assessment. OBJECTIVES To investigate changes in recorded health needs of older people and in the number of multidisciplinary assessments undertaken using social care agencies' case files. To(More)