Effects Of Different Users Of Health Services | Report

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Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Table of ContentsTASK 1 GROUP PRESENTATION.........................................................................................1TASK 2 REPORT WRITING....................................................................................................1Introduction............................................................................................................................12.1 Analyse the models of partnership...................................................................................12.2 Review of current legislation and organizational practices for partnership working inhealth and social care..............................................................................................................22.3 Explain how differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working................................................................................................................................................3CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................................4TASK 3 INFORMATION PACK..............................................................................................53.1 Possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals andorganizations...........................................................................................................................53.2 Potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services....................6REFERENCES...........................................................................................................................8
TASK 1 GROUP PRESENTATIONTask 1 Presentation.pptxTASK 2 REPORT WRITINGTitle: Together we are strongerIntroductionWorking in partnership refers to collaboration of two or more individuals,governments, agencies or organizations to work together with shared interests. In this report,different philosophies and concept of working in partnership in the health and social sectorhas been discussed. This paper will discuss positive and negative effects of different users ofhealth services, including lack of collaboration between NHS and health care organizations.Also the partnership between experts in different medical fields, social care and inter-organizations will be evaluated. A critical investigation will help to explore a strategicmethod of resolving the present pitfalls which are encountered on operational basis in healthand social care organization. 2.1 Analyse the models of partnershipHealth and social care service provider must work with different organizations in orderto provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care to patients. Therefore they putin place joint working agreement (JWA) to set out working terms and conditions and sharedobjective. Such agreements can be of many forms like – MoUs, joint working protocols andinformation sharing agreements with different government departments and other institutions.Apart from this, central government also make local area agreement (LAA) with localorganizations through its Local Strategic Partnership (Boyce, 2009). LAA sets out a list ofimprovement targets which local organisations commits to achieve along with a deliveryplan. These targets are determined after a thorough discussion with all partners and alsodiscussed with regional Government departments. Besides, the Department for Communitiesand Local Government (DCLG) defines multi area agreements (MAA) between countycouncils, metropolitan district councils, government, and other partners to work together toimprove health and social care as well as local economic prosperity (Haughton andAllmendinger, 2008, p.145).1
There are four types of models in health and social care, such as unified, coalition,coordinated and hybrid. The unified model presents where a practice is completely integratedwith leadership and management that involves in the service delivery by several agencies.The organisations adopting this model are not allowed for government funding as have theirown financial capabilities. The coordinated model is used for partnership that are aimed toprovide health care at low cost for patients with several social and health care needs. Thecoalition model presents when agreement signed between few parties with everyone havingtheir own self-interests in achieving a common objective. Furthermore, the hybrid model is acombination of all three models, which enables a health and social care to reduce thelimitations and difficulties in performance and innovations management (Boris and Klein,2006, p.81). 2.2 Review of current legislation and organizational practices for partnership working inhealth and social careThe following are the two most common organisational practices and legislation adopted inthe partnership working in social and health care:Health Act 1999In April 2000, the act was actually came into force. It comprises the latest effort ofpulling down the “Berlin Wall”, which divides health care provided and funded by the NHSfrom the local council’s social service. The act introduced as the distinction between socialand health care is often unclear to the users of service, who find difficulties in selectingdistinct parts of their care package. There remain confusion related to who does what, i.e. if aclient is given a social bath or health bath. Such types of artificial boundaries can outcome inlack of funding disparities and continuity of care. One more classic issue arises where thebeds of NHS are blocked by the patients who no longer require care in the hospital but whosepackages of social care have yet to be arranged due to the problems of social service funding.The concept of working in partnership is not new but through the health act 1999, newflexibilities have been introduced to eradicate perceived difficulties (Glasby and Dickinson,2014). These comprise allowing local authorities and health bodies to:oEstablish pooled budgets;oDelegate functions through integrating provision and nominating a lead commissioner;oTransfer funds among bodies. In addition to above, the service focus of this act has been on people with learningdisabilities, older people and mental or children health. Also, services must become far more2

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