‘Who’s who’ guide is good value

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The definitive guide to who’s who in healthcare services in the UK is how the first edition of the LCS Healthcare Services Directory defines its role. With the increasing sophistication of the sector there is an unquestioned need for such a directory but did it fulfil its ambitious mission statement? Deciding who is a genuine ‘who’ is of course an extraordinarily subjective decision and we would probably all come up with different sets of criteria depending on our individual interests. There are, too, increasing numbers (particularly in the USA) of so-called who’s who directories mostly full of self-selected individuals with bigger egos and wallets than genuine reputations. This directory is different. I thumbed through the approximately 4000 names and could find few significant omissions and equally few inappropriate inclusions. It is true that William Laing, one of the leading researchers and publishers in the sector, was omitted but that may have been because the judgement of the publisher, LCS Int

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