In-Care launch is postponed

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

!Associations reaffirm commitment to merger The launch of a new association, In-Care, was deferred at the eleventh hour after the Registered Nursing Homes Association (RNHA) voiced concerns about the new body’s preparedness to accept new members. In-Care, to be formed by the merger of the RNHA and the National Care Homes Association (NCHA) will become the biggest body representing independent providers in the UK long term care sector. The planned merger, announced in September last year, is seen by the two associations as creating a stronger voice for the independent sector. However, at a function held to launch In-Care on 28 June, guests were told the launch would not proceed as the RNHA felt that some important details had not been taken care of. Both associations have subsequently played down the deferral. NCHA chairman Barry Hartley described the reception as successful and lively with more than 100 people attending, including more than 20 MPs. “Having held our best attended AGM for many years we all went

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