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People Key for Yorkshire Businesses Facing the Challenge of a Fast-Changing Healthcare Sector

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Following our successful healthcare round table last November, we’re continuing the impetus for the region’s leading businesses in the sector to come together and secure Yorkshire’s standing as an expert in the field both nationally and globally.

This time, we will be focussing on the importance of operational excellence and the vital role played by an organisation’s staff.

With ever-growing pressures on both the public and private sector as demand increases and budgets tighten, a number of Yorkshire businesses and specialist players in the region are rising to the challenge with a greater focus on quality, enhanced efficiency and a drive for greater collaboration with other complementary businesses.

Our business development director Steve Crow, explains: “We’re all aware that the healthcare sector is facing unprecedented pressures and, as social care budgets continue to be cut, there is a knock-on effect on our already over-burdened healthcare services.  What’s more, with Brexit looming, the crucial issue of having the right staff is likely to worsen as less European workers choose to come to the UK. 

“Our seminar aims to give businesses an understanding of some of these broad dynamics as the sector undergoes a period of transition.  We’re bringing together a number of successful Yorkshire healthcare businesses which are continuing to flourish, to share their perspectives on these trends and explain how their organisations are responding.  These companies will explain how they have embraced the principle of being as lean and efficient as possible whilst maintaining high levels of care demanded by the Care Quality Commission standards.”

On 14th March, we will host a seminar looking at ‘Best Practice in Healthcare’ with insights from key speakers Tim Sanders, commissioning manager of NHS Leeds CCGs – Leeds City Council; Sharon Allen, CEO of Skills for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care; and Paul Jones, associate director of Local Care Force. Diane Rodger of Horizon Healthcare and Paula Chamberlain of Essential Healthcare will also give their views.

Tim will look at the way in which service providers in Leeds are coming together to support people's more complex needs in the area of dementia. He will look at how the region can commission and fund the businesses which provide home care and run care homes with a particular focus on the challenge of staffing.

Sharon will discuss how providers can ensure they are offering outstanding care and support and she will explain how Skills for Care can help and how, by working with other organisations, you can improve your offering.

Finally, Paul Jones, will talk about the importance of having and retaining a quality team and the key role played by good compliance and training.  He will also assess criteria when selecting an agency, should you require one.

Experts from Clarion’s employment, private client and family teams will, of course, be on hand to offer legal advice about staffing and issues around dementia.

The event will start at 8.30am with registration and breakfast, followed by the seminar itself at 9.00am until 10.30 when there will be networking.  For further information please see our events page. To reserve your place, or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Lauren Perry on 0113 336 3352 or via email at lauren.perry@clarionsolicitors.com.

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