Sue Ryder Care adopts ‘Agenda for Change’

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

Specialist palliative and neurological care charity, Sue Ryder Care says it is the first voluntary provider of care to implement “Agenda for Change” across its care services. The charity’s director of healthcare Stephen Collinson said the move recognised that significant changes in the health economy meant charities had to change the way they operate, working closely with the state sector, while keeping their independence in order to innovate and offer cutting edge services responsive to the health needs of local communities. Mr Collinson said Sue Ryder Care made the decision to take all staff with regular contact with those in its care, including domestic and catering staff, through a “harmonisation” process that standardised work conditions and contracts across the UK. These were negotiated with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), and are now in place in every centre run by the charity. “For Sue Ryder Care to continue to grow and increase our standing as a provider of high quality and innovative care, we be

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