Health and Social Care Group - letter from the Chair

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair for the Health and Social Care Group and would like to thank our previous Chair Darren McDonald and the committee for all their hard work and dedication over recent years.

The Health and Social Care across the UK has many challenges, particularly financial, therefore, it is important that we build our networks within health and social care and also other sectors to share any learning to provide a healthier and safer work environment.

The Group supporting committee will aim to provide representation from health and social care in the public, private and the third sector organisations. The committee will be developing relationships with other groups, associations and professional bodies.

We will be reviewing our strategy and aligning it with IOSH WORK 2022 and the HSEs Sector Strategies for the Public Sector. The strategy will be a flexible document to enable us to adapt to the changing needs of Health and Social Care, IOSH and our membership. To support our strategy a three year plan is being developed to outline how we are going to put this into practice, and further updates will be provided throughout 2020 on our progress.

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Many thanks,

Mark Parsons
Chair IOSH Health and Social Care Group