Building collaborative relationships among professionals, patients, carers & communities @TheKingsfund


Patients as partners, which stems from an evolving body of the King’s Fund’s work focused on exploring and supporting shared leadership.

The guide suggests five approaches to developing an effective relationship:

  • find your collaborative partner: this, together with identifying funding and a real task to work on, marks the first important stage of beginning a collaborative relationship
  • invest in developing leadership and collaborative relationships
  • make time for learning: set aside time for reflection, record learning and share that learning with peers and those you hope to influence
  • go where the energy is: sometimes this means working under the radar for a while until you are ready to share your results, your approach and your learning
  • embed collaborative activity at all levels in your system or organisation.

To download your copy of the report, visit The King’s Fund website today.


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