Re national service frameworks and quality standards necessary for improving services, and is there any evidence that they are working?

Question: Are national service frameworks and quality standards necessary for improving services, and is there any evidence that they are working in the UK?

Assessment criteria:

-What are NSF ( national standard framework)and QS (quality standard) definitions; Arguing their importance as well as critiques;
-It is suggested that you look at one or more specific standards from a national, professional or local document, and draw upon Maxwell and Donabedian frameworks in your analysis; i.e. NSF for care for the elderly and QS for care for the elderly;
-ensure the choice of an organisation is appropriate for the issues to be addressed, for example, research a residential care home for the elderly and find out if they are meeting the (national standard) and analyse it;
-consider research, theory, policy and practice in relation to the issue and apply this to practice by drawing on the chosen organisation for examples;
-research the practical example only after making good progress with the theoretical analysis, and keeping demands for information from the case studied to a minimum, using easily accessible information and existing documentation as far as possible;
-consider the ethical issues that are relevant;
-Present evidence to suggest whether they are working or not;
-Conclusion: A summary of all the findings of the analysis.

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Re national service frameworks and quality standards necessary for improving services, and is there any evidence that they are working?

Question: Are national service frameworks and quality standards necessary for improving services, and is there any evidence that they are working?

Assessment criteria:

What are NSF ( national standard framework) and Quality Standard definitions; Arguing their importance as well as critiques;

-It is suggested that you look at one or more specific standards from a national, professional or local document, and draw upon Maxwell and Donabedian frameworks in your analysis; i.e. NSF for care for the elderly and QS for care for the elderly;

-ensure the choice of an organisation is appropriate for the issues to be addressed, for example, research a nursing home and find out if they are meeting the national standard framework and analyse it .

-consider research, theory, policy and practice in relation to the issue and apply this to practice by drawing on the chosen organisation for examples;

-research the practical example only after making good progress with the theoretical analysis, and keeping demands for information from the case studied to a minimum, using easily accessible information and existing documentation as far as possible;

-consider the ethical issues that are relevant;

-Present evidence to suggest whether they are working or not;

-Conclusion: A summary of all the findings of the analysis.

Hints: You can look at uk and other relevant resources.