LCD Chief Executive appointed Chair of new national body

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: Press/News Releases, Social enterprise |

Local Care Direct News | 7 June 2007 

LCD Chief Executive Emma Wilson has been appointed Chair of a new national body set up to help social enterprises work together to develop health care services.

The Social Enterprise Coalition’s Health and Care Forum was launched last month by Ivan Lewis MP, Minister for Care Services at the Department of Health. 

It was created in response to a growing interest from individuals wanting to start their own social enterprises in health and social care and will provide best practice advice and support for members seeking to work with PCTs and practice-based commissioners.

It will also be a focal point for inquiries on health social enterprises from the media, government, the NHS and the public.

Thanks to the pioneering work of organisations such as Local Care Direct, PCTs and practice-based commissioners are very aware of the potential of social enterprise in the health sector and members of the new SEC forum will be able to work together to create networks and consortia to bid for contracts. 

“I regard my appointment as Chair of this new forum as a great honour and privilege but I would not have been invited to take on this position without the pioneering success of Local Care Direct in providing high quality social enterprise health care,” said Emma.

“It is a reflection of the excellent reputation we have and this has been earned by the hard work and commitment of everyone at LCD over the past few years. I am proud of what we have achieved and it is gratifying to know that we have wide recognition for our success so far.”

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