Partnership Working in Health and Social Care

What Is Integrated Care and How Can We Deliver It? Second Edition

Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson

Partnership Working in Health and Social Care

Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

128 pages | 3 figures, 3 tables | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2014
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781447312819 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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. 

List of tables, figures and boxes

List of abbreviation



1. What is partnership working and why does it matter?

2. What does research tell us?

3. Hot topics and emerging issues

4. Useful frameworks and concepts

5. Recommendations for policy and practice



Review Quotes
Jill Manthorpe, King's College London

"This book helps piece together the jigsaw of partnerships. Clearly written with a light touch, it provides a timely update on partnership working for practitioners and students."

International Journal of Integrated Care

"This book provides a practical and concise introduction to the literature on partnership working in health and social care for students, practitioners, policy makers and managers. . . . [It].provides the reader with quick and easy access to a breadth of literature."

Research Policy and Planning
“This book is packed with ideas and persuasively argued. . . . Immensely useful and stimulating.”
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