Social Enterprise health + care providers

"Health free at the point of use" means health funded out of the public purse - but it doesn't mean public-owned providers. People are still suspicious about 'for profit' organisations funded out of tax-payers' money. "Health care is a calling, not a way to make a profit" seems to be the attitude, and Social Enterprises have been created for exactly this purpose. In June 2007 I helped to set up Urgent Care Ltd, a social enterprise to provide urgent and unscheduled care in London and surrounding areas. It has been very successful and I've learnt a lot about gaining funding, competition, and the principles behind and different forms of social enterprise.