ALARM ALERT - Launch of Health & Social Care Group

Monday 21 March 2022

ALARM is delighted to announce the launch of a new sector group: Health & Social Care.

This Group has been established in response to a growing interest in health and social care issues and mergers of the two sectors and duties across the UK, albeit in different ways. To reflect the complexities and challenges involved in delivering these public services and their presence in new and emerging markets, ALARM is offering targeted support to organisations with health and/or social care responsibilities, as well as providing information and insight into areas of concern and opportunities for development.

With over 15 years risk management experience, Andrew Gibson is ALARM’s new Health & Social Care Group Chair. He is Chief Risk Officer at Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board, the largest NHS organisation in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.

"This new group has been established to offer members from across the NHS and other health and social care providers resources, training events and webinars related to risk, resilience and insurance. As we continue to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic added to a combination of other challenges, there has never been a better time to build a like-minded network to support each other and share good practice, knowledge, and experience," says Andrew.

As an introduction the Group will be facilitating monthly lunchtime webinar sessions starting in May on a range of topics specific to the sectors between now and the end of the year. Over time the Group will build a network that can come together to create and share a range of resources, guidance, standards, and tools for members.

"This new Group is starting small but with great ambition", says Karen Locke, ALARM President-Elect. "As always ALARM is providing risk, insurance, assurance and governance training and intelligence where our members feel they need it the most. We would encourage our ALARM members to reach out to colleagues within their organisations and partnering providers to invite them into the Group."

If you would like to be a part of building the Health & Social Care Group and its resources from the ground up, or have any topic suggestions, please get in touch with Andrew Gibson, Group Chair, at andrew.gibson6@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or Karen Locke, President-Elect, at karen.locke@alarmrisk.com. The Group is particularly interested in expressions of interest in Committee roles from sector members in England and Wales.

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