Posted 31st July 2009
UKRC Stakeholder Event
The UKRC Stakeholder Event was attended by a variety of representatives from across the field of rehabilitation. As well as case management companies, insurers and personal injury lawyers, there were attendees from health and safety, occupational health, universities, Job Centre Plus, Pathways to Work, NHS, and MacMillan & ISO
A presentation giving the background of how the UKRC has developed was provided, and we were brought up to date with the current activities. The two main issues of the day were membership and accreditation. It was asked of the Council by many of the attendees at the meeting, to put importance of accreditation of providers as a priority for them to address. The membership structure was still uncertain and there was a lively session of feedback following.
Whilst final details of the membership structure will now be decided based on the feedback, the current thought is for individual memberships, at a very affordable price (currently being considered to be £10 or lower, depending on the number of members stemming from one organization). CMSUK are trying to negotiate a discount for any members that wish to join the UKRC.
The response of the attendees was very favorable, with a strong possibility that some purchasers of rehabilitation services will state that they will only use providers who are members of UKRC.
Whilst the UKRC are already in contact with a great deal of organisations associated with rehabilitation, they are hoping to expand this to include all providers and purchasers of services and products associated with rehabilitation. If you deal with any companies or organisations you feel should be involved with UKRC, please pass their details on to Brenda Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can give your contact her email address.
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