Making Partnerships Work In Health

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Chronic Disease, eHealth & Service Coordination, Policy & Practice, Population Health,

In health we often talk about partnerships and collaboration like they are homogenous entities to be applied liberally across public health services.

This approach fails to recognise that partnerships differ in their objectives and may mean that we forget the purpose of collaboration. The partnerships required to ensure highly vulnerable and complex patients do not fall through service or system gaps may be different from a typical partnership between specialist and GP for the average patient.

In this post, consultants Michael White and Gail Winkworth introduce a mechanism for thinking more strategically about partnerships by providing a tool for analysing existing partnerships and building the partnerships required.

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