The managing director of Dolphin Mobility Yorkshire and Cumbria has welcomed the Government’s plans when it comes to social care.
Commenting on the pledge of an extra £1bn to help with the so-called social care crisis, Gareth Watkinson explained how he sees it as a step in the right direction.
He said: “This is welcome news indeed. However, while increased funding is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, it needs to be invested alongside an overhaul of the way primary and community care is administered and delivered.”
Adding: “In particular a greater co-operation with and the impact community care has with the NHS when it comes to commissioning equipment and services.”
Watkinson went on to detail how knowing the difference between procurement and delivery is important for the NHS and those behind the decision making process.
He continued: “Presently, public sector procurement strategy places too much emphasis on “cost effective procurement of goods and services” when they should be looking at “cost effective delivery of goods and services.”
Concluding: “There is a small, but significant, difference between the two and if we focus on the latter, we might just get a tad more healthcare for our money.”