This paper presents three important reasons why agencies and professionals may collaborate in providing health and social services: to provide better quality care, especially for people with complex needs; greater organisational efficiency; and because of financial incentives. It outlines research on the enablers and barriers to collaboration and reports the findings of a comprehensive evaluation of the outcomes of collaboration in mental health services in England.
|Translated title of the contribution||Grounding Inter-agency and Interprofessional Collaboration in Evidence: a perspective from England|
|Pages (from-to)||21 - 30|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||European Journal of Social Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Bibliographical notePublisher: FESET