Bridging the divide: how can the NHS get collaboration right?
The funding crisis facing the NHS and social care is unprecedented. Now, more than ever, services need to join forces In a time of austerity and strained budgets, it has never been more essential for the NHS to get partnerships and collaboration right.
Every day, clinical teams save lives – and if the NHS is to survive and thrive, it must draw on this collective strength. Yet collaboration can be patchy among the higher echelons of the NHS, with many potential partners complaining of the health service’s seeming inability to work effectively and courteously with others.