20 new jobs at medical centre

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Twenty jobs have been created at a Lancaster medical centre providing specialist drug and alcohol treatment.

Lancaster’s Delphi Medical on White Cross has announced new contract wins and recruitment plans that will more than double in size by the end of the year.

The company has been awarded two significant deals to provide drug and alcohol treatment services to prisons in Staffordshire and Lancashire.

It means it will have added 20 new full time staff over the year, bringing its total headcount up to 45.

It will also employ a team of 40 part-time staff helping to deliver treatment services at a local level.

Delphi Medical attributes the expansion to its proven effectiveness at helping people to become alcohol and drug free.

Founded in 2007 by Dr Ian Guinan and Dr John Richmond, Delphi Medical has pioneered an abstinence approach, rather than relying on alternative substances such as methadone.

It also established close working partnerships with other health services, GPs and pharmacists.

Dr Ian Guinan said: “This recent expansion is the result of years of hard work and dedication by our team, sticking to our principles and delivering effective results as part of our mission to raise the standard of drug and alcohol treatment in the UK.”

“We have a proven track record in Lancashire and the North West and as a result we’re now being asked to take over services further afield.”

It was set up to deliver innovative drug and alchohol treatment services and as former GPs it is their clinical approach which has seen the business increase in size year on year.