The Larrey Society names DJS Research Ltd as insight partner
6th March 2015 17:03
The Larrey Society (http://thelarreysociety.org/), the first cross sector “think tank”, today announced the appointment of a leading research company to help develop strategic projects and campaigns designed to seek the views and ideas of its members and the wider healthcare community on a fit for purpose 21st century ambulance service.
The company selected is DJS Research Ltd of Stockport, Cheshire. A family owned business which was set-up in 2001 and has grown every year since, it currently employs more than 40 people, including specialist researchers in the public and healthcare sectors.
“The Larrey Society will rely heavily on information and opinions which have been professionally researched and interpreted when it engages with legislators and regulators and we needed a partner which fully understood our needs and the issues and also had the matching skills and innovative commitment. DJS ticked all these boxes” said David Davis, the Society’s Founder.
Daniel Sims, Founder & Managing Director, DJS Research said:
“We’re very pleased to be working with the Larrey Society to deliver research and insight which will lead to improvements in healthcare in this country. We are truly hopeful that our partnership with the Larrey Society will lead to positive change for the Ambulance Service, and we look forward to being involved in that process for the considerable future.”
The Larrey Society provides for the first time an opportunity for senior executives from all three ambulance sectors – NHS trusts, private companies and voluntary organisations - as well as medical and academic thought leaders, to work together to pool ideas, conduct research and campaign for a patient transport system which meets the needs of the young and the elderly.
Every member will be given the opportunity to personally contribute their views and ideas. To encourage open debate they will meet under The Chatham House Rule, the protocol on confidentiality which enables politicians and diplomats to have what they describe as ‘full and frank discussions’ without disclosing who said what to whom and when. Final reports will be pre-approved by members before being published in the Society’s name.
“Getting decision makers and influencers to talk openly with one another is designed to remove one of the most important barriers to genuine collaboration between all providers of the nation’s ambulance services…..supporting their views with credible research underscores their credibility…and this can only be in all patients’ best interests” said Davis
The “think tank” is named The Larrey Society after Dominique Jean Larrey (7th July 1766 – 25th July 1842), the French surgeon in Napoleon’s army and an innovator in battlefield medicine. To many he was the “father” of the modern day ambulance service.