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Health and social care organizations in the United Kingdom are increasingly being asked to work together across long-standing agency boundaries, and many practitioners are finding these new collaborations very difficult to achieve. Fully evidence- and research-based, while still being applicable to everyday practice, this book provides an introduction to partnership and integration in health and social care, one critically attentive to the various challenges that arise. Fully updated since the Health and Social Care Act of 2012, it summarizes current policy and research in health and social care organizations and sets out useful frameworks and approaches using reflective exercises and boxed examples to help people working in these important fields collaborate more effectively.