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News: NIHR School for Social Care - Latest Scoping Review: Joint working between general practice and social care challenges

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NIHR School for Social Care - Latest Scoping Review: Joint working between general practice and social care challenges 

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NIHR School for Social Care - Latest Scoping Review: Joint working between general practice and social care challenges 

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General practice and adult social care will have to overcome a number of challenges to forge the type of strategic relationships that are needed now that GPs have taken over the lead role in commissioning local NHS services through Clinical Commissioning Groups. A review of the evidence on joint working has highlighted some key issues to be addressed, including the practical difficulties of engaging GPs in inter-agency collaborations; a lack of mutual understanding; different priorities and geographical boundaries; and turbulent policy contexts in both sectors.
 
This new review looks at evidence on both ‘integrated working', at practice or operational team levels in relation to individuals and their families, and ‘partnership working', at organisational or strategic levels in relation to the needs of populations or sub-groups of populations. In the context of integrated working, the research suggests GPs and social workers often do not understand the other profession’s unique role, responsibilities and perspectives. Addressing this requires both formal (e.g. shared forums) and informal (e.g. networking) opportunities for the key players to engage with each other.

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21/11/2013 

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21/01/2014 

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Created at 21/11/2013 11:32  by James Preston 
Last modified at 21/11/2013 11:32  by James Preston