Lancaster based Delphi Medical have partnered with a Fylde Coast health service provider to deliver treatment for patients with drug and alcohol issues.
Delphi Medical, based in the city’s White Cross Industrial Estate, and Fylde Coast Medical Service, will deliver the clinical element of the Horizon treatment system in Blackpool, which aims to ensure safe, accessible and effective prescribed treatment for patients with drug and alcohol problems.
Drug and alcohol misuse in the northwest is the worst in the UK and Blackpool has some of the highest levels of drug and alcohol related harm in the region.
The Horizon system aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Blackpool’s population by promoting and supporting recovery, as well as increasing the number of people successfully completing their treatment and supporting their reintegration into the community.
Dr John Richmond, managing director of Delphi Medical, which was established in 2007 and is the UK’s leading independent provider of drug and alcohol treatment, said: “We have a number of innovations that we are bringing to the service which we are very excited about, not least of which will be a far greater focus on the recovery of the patient rather than the mechanics of their prescription.
“This will include a push towards increased patient responsibility with a focus on a shared risk management approach rather than a disempowering risk aversion policy.
“We believe our patients are just like other patients with a particular disease and should be treated with the same amount of respect.
“Delphi Medical is absolutely committed to helping reduce the destructive impact of drug and alcohol misuse to those misusing drug and alcohol, their families and the communities within which they live. We look forward to bringing the same positive impact to Blackpool as we have in other areas of the country.”
The company has also partnered with Patients Know Best to put patients in charge of their own medical records.