What we do

We specialise in the design, mobilisation and delivery of bespoke healthy lifestyle and healthcare solutions, establishing new remote offices quickly, often utilising our established infrastructure by basing ourselves in one of the 150+ offices around the UK currently operated by our sister companies; Parkwood Leisure, Glendale Services and Glendale Golf. Our Head Office is based in Leicester, however we work nationally with a flexible approach.

Community development

Community development has been at the heart of our business since the very beginning. Our foundations are built on the principles of public engagement and communication through experiences gained in the delivery of LINks contracts up until April 2013 whereby we evolved to perform the requirements of Healthwatch organisations across the UK. By building on those foundations we are now specialists in the recruitment and development of staff teams from areas of deprivation and inequality through our Health Trainer contracts which focus on empowering local communities and improving employment opportunities for local residents.

Healthy living and lifestyle services

We work in close collaboration with Local Authorities in Leicester, Bexley and Buckinghamshire to deliver Health Trainer Services. The aims of our ‘GetHealthy UK’ teams are to improve the health and well-being of residents and reduce health inequalities across the counties.

GetHealthy Coaches are trained in a range of Behaviour Change techniques and RSPH accredited Health Improvement certificates enabling them to support individuals on a one-to-one basis to achieve their goals towards a healthier lifestyle. The GetHealthy project is represented by location specific, contemporary branding, designed to engage with all age groups and encourage motivation. The project has gone from strength to strength, with thousands of individuals making positive changes to their lifestyle shown with proven, measurable outcomes.

Nursing agencies

Parkwood Nurses are more than just recruiters; since we were established in 1997 our two branches, based in London and Bishop’s Stortford have always provided our clients with an exceptional level of compliant staff with a client centred approach.

Our office teams consist of managers and recruitment consultants from a diverse range of backgrounds including Healthcare Management and Nursing. Our most recent audit by the NHS reflects our quality of service where we gained platinum status (>95% compliance). With over 200 agency staff available for temporary work and permanent placements, we offer an impressive fill rate of shifts with reliable staff who possess both the relevant experience and qualifications for the role in which they are placed.

Training

Our unique portfolio of business activities allows us to benefit from a great deal of practical experience and knowledge about a wide range of healthcare markets. In turn, this allows us to share our knowledge and experiences through our comprehensive training packages. If you are looking to invest in your workforce and expand the skills and abilities of your team, why not get in touch to see how we can help you make that improvement? We provide training to a host of clients including the public sector, private companies and third sector organisations to satisfy a variety of requirements. With Parkwood Healthcare you can rest assured that your team will benefit from the best contemporary, externally accredited training available.

Project management

Parkwood Healthcare’s approach is different from other more traditional management consultancies. We work in partnership with our clients to identify and create tailored, practical solutions that meet your exact project needs. We are honest in our expectations, open and share our best practice. We never bore clients with endless PowerPoint presentations. Instead we focus on achieving real results by making projects actually happen through effective delivery. We communicate what needs to be done clearly and assess our approach constantly. This lets us get to the heart of the issue to deliver the change project you desire.

Our mission is simple. We turn problems and ideas, into solutions. This is achieved by delivering real change and forging relationships based on trust.

Who we work with

We work with a range of customers with a relentless focus on quality. We pride ourselves on delivering what we say we will, on time and to budget. Below are some of the sectors we work in.

Local authorities

With over 18 years in the community development and healthy living sector we understand your specific requirements. From design to delivery and evaluation, we work in partnership to provide expert services to local authorities across the UK. We can work with you to solve the healthy living challenges that affect your residents by developing cost-effective solutions that reduce health inequalities.

Third sector

We have a proud history of delivering support contracts to third sector organisations across the UK. Many new organisations do not have the cash, experience or time to start a new enterprise. Our solution is simple. By entering into an agreement with us we will establish an office, recruit staff and implement proven process within 3 months of signing.

CCGs

We understand the unique challenges that CCGs face in today’s integrated healthcare market. Working in conjunction with local authorities across the country we have developed bespoke healthy living solutions, often meeting challenging deadlines as a result of time limited funding. We specialise in developing referral capacity and effectively triaging patients to increase engagement in preventative services.

Private organisations

Our healthy living solutions aren’t simply limited to local authorities. Using our established database and interactive wellbeing tool we are able to create bespoke, cost effective and unique healthy living solutions for workforces of all sizes. Our approach is simple; work with HR and the senior leadership to deliver a solution that meets the employers responsibilties to their workforce.

NHS

Parkwood Nurses have been supplying workers to the NHS and private sector since 1997. We have a reputation for excellence, which is reflected in our platinum audit result in our most recent NHS audit. We supply all grades of staff and specialities for both ad-hoc shifts and ongoing work. Our charges are competitive but we never compromise on quality.

General public

Parkwood Nurses have been supplying workers to the NHS and private sector since 1997. We have a reputation for excellence, which is reflected in our platinum audit result in our most recent NHS audit. As well as providing NHS staff we can also provide companions, to help you maintain your independence.

How can we help?

With such a diverse range of projects and staff across our different divisions and proven track record of high standards and performance we know that whatever your query, we will be able to provide you with innovative solutions to assist you as an individual or wider organisation by delivering professional and bespoke services to meet your needs. Why not get in touch with our friendly team to discover how you can benefit from our extensive experience in Health and Social Care?

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