Four Seasons welcomes plaudits for joint working

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

Recent comments on joint working between local government, primary care trusts (PCTs) and social services made by the National Director for Older People, Professor Ian Philp, have been welcomed by Four Seasons Health Care chief executive Hamilton Anstead. Mr Anstead quotes Professor Philp as saying: “If local government, PCTs and social services work effectively together, they can overcome all the problems of joint working because of differential finance, differential control and performance management. By really seeking a partnership approach I believe we will be successful in delivering the older people¹s programme.” Supporting Professor Philp¹s comments, Mr Anstead said it had been clear for some time that there was not enough joined up thinking in government policy relating to the care of elderly people. “I warmly welcome Professor Philp¹s comments and sentiment,” Mr Anstead said. “However, the real test will be whether he can, in his new role and in liaison with government ministers and bodies, really

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