The Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance is a group of independent specialist health and social care providers who share the common goal of ensuring the delivery of excellent care in neurorehabilitation. The group was established in 2004 under the leadership of Professor Mike Barnes to form a strong voice in the sector, ensuring that neuro-rehabilitation is delivered in quality environments, by trained and experienced staff in a caring way to assist the rehabilitation process.
In December 2018 the Chair was taken on by Lesley Pope. Lesley originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, and was previously Director of Rehabilitation Services at HCA Healthcare UK. She was appointed by INPA in August to revise the inspection standards, and also to undertake facility visits to review current member’s services against the new criteria.
Lesley said “During the last few months I have visited many units managed by INPA members and have gained a unique insight into the breadth of services provided by members and a greater understanding of the ongoing challenges they face.
I am therefore honoured and excited to accept the role of Chair of INPA in the coming year and to have the opportunity to work with its members to continue to raise awareness not only of neurorehabilitation in general but also the vital contribution made by the independent service providers.”
INPA has extended its membership to associate providers who meet some of the standards for full membership, partners who offer specialist services to providers and Community providers
You can find out more about INPA on our website www.in-pa.org.uk