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A discussion with Vivien Holland - Associate Director, Grant Thornton, about what makes LATCs work.  

Keep it simple and clear, keep close to the important things and be true to your values

Martin Farrow talks about the last 18 months as CEO of Optalis - leading a team of over 700 to make a difference to nearly 5,000 customers across Windsor, Maidenhead, Wokingham and beyond.

It’s good here, come and stay

Optalis CEO Martin Farrow talks about the recruitment equation: Quality + culture = > staff retention

Co-designing our workforce

The Optalis 2020 Strategy sets out our plans to ensure the people we support have greater influence over the care and support they receive. Involving customers in the recruitment and selection of staff is one way we can achieve this. The aspiration is that this happens for all Optalis posts, at all levels of the organisation.

The Sound of Silence

The history of attempts to achieve joined-up health and social care reads like a bad songbook for people of a certain age, says Martin Farrow. What’s needed is an articulated plan to last the distance

We need to talk about inspections….

Read Deanna Mason's blog about how to prepare for an inspection from the Care Quality Commission

How co-production is at the heart of Optalis service delivery

How we work with our customers, colleagues and community to deliver our business objectives