Importance Of Partnership Working In Health And Social Care

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Executive Summary The report is about the importance of working in partnership in health and care. The importance of this issue has been explained very noticeably through the Mid Staffs Scandal. The report conveys understanding of collaborative working and good practice as well as makes relevant recommendations for improvement in health and nursing care. The case taken for review is THE MID STAFFORDSHIRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST. The effectiveness of partnership in relation to Health and Social care is evaluated. Different models of partnership working across the health and social care sector are analysed. Then current legislation and organisational practices and policies for partnership working in health and social care have been reviewed. Moreover, how differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working have been evaluated. The possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations are evaluated and the potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services are also analysed. Introduction An estimated 400-1,200 patient died as a result of poor care over the 50 months between January 2005 and March 2009 at Stafford hospital, a small district general hospital in Staffordshire. It is often described as the worst hospital care scandal of recent times. In 2009 Sir Ian Kennedy, the chairman of the Healthcare Commission, the regulator of NHS care standards at the time, said it was the most shocking scandal he had investigated. Francis's report that came out in February 2010 into care at Stafford hospital, based on evidence from over 900 patients and families, was scathing. .In his reports, He stated that there were people who entered Stafford hospita... ... middle of paper ... ...e user is different from being a service provider, there is always a need for being a service user and they will expect there service user to be adequate and academic in the fields of profession. On the other hand it is hard to define a service provider, for everybody’s needs have been categorised by their statement. Yet there is very little done on research and evaluation on the impact of service user participation the person with the long term condition should be central to all partnership working. Their expertise and knowledge about how their condition affects them physically, emotionally and socially will be a key focus in the planning and delivery of care to meet their needs. Where appropriate, and with the agreement of the person with a long term condition, partnership working should also involve carers. (Department of health, social service and public safety)

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