Provider/purchaser relations

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

Independent providers of long term care in Darlington, County Durham, have formed, at the suggestion of Darlington Social Services, the “Independent Sector Provider Group” (ISPG). The ISPG aims to bring together all care providers within the boundaries served by Darlington Borough Council and is intended to provide a focal point for improving communication between the sectors in the health and social care field. Membership is open to any provider of care services within the borough and the group hopes to become a forum for discussion and the sharing of good practice and training. A steering group of eight people, four from the private and four from the voluntary sectors, meet monthly and full meetings, to which all members are invited, will be held at least quarterly. Guest speakers will typically include senior social services/health authority personnel. ISPG chairperson Marion Pickersgill said the group would act as a vehicle for care providers in Darlington to work more closely together and make the best u

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