Responding to the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on health prevention, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:
“We welcome today’s prevention green paper which rightly makes the case for having a greater focus on predicting and preventing poor health and, crucially, putting people back in charge of their own health.
“The independent health sector already plays a significant role in delivering person-centred preventative care which makes a real difference to people’s lives. From delivering physio in accessible community hubs such as local gyms and community halls, providing wrap-around care for elderly people at risk of falls, and delivering exercise programmes to children and young people with cystic fibrosis, the independent sector is leading the way in delivering high quality prevention which works around the needs of people not providers.
“As the Government seeks to implement the ambitions in this green paper, it is therefore vital that the innovative care delivered by the independent sector, including by voluntary and social enterprise organisations, is recognised and that resources are used to invest in the best and most innovative models of care, regardless of who provides them.”