August 2000 - January 2002
Sponsor: Nuffield Trust
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Haggett
About the project
Our research sets out to examine the practical implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for policy on access to NHS treatment and services. It aims to encourage an approach to health care which reflects and incorporates a human rights culture and standards. Through consultation with health care professionals, health policy makers, service users and their representation groups, human rights lawyers, academics and non-governmental organisations, the project provides clarification and practical guidance for both health-care professionals and service users. The second stage of the project builds on work begun in May-October 2000 by Elizabeth Haggett during her secondment from the Department of Health. The research has resulted in a briefing and guidance materials for health policy makers and professionals.
- E. Haggett, Guidance materials for health care professionals and health policy makers
- E. Haggett, Guidance materials for health service users and their representatives
- E.Haggett, The Human Rights Act 1998 and Access to NHS Treatment and Services: A Practical Guide The Constitution Unit (July 2001)