University brings public and private health care providers together

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Public and private providers of health care gathered at the University last week to discuss better ways of working together.

A day-long workshop, titled Working Together for Adult Health and Social Care, brought together representatives of the University’s Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University and Kent and Medway Care Alliance (KMCA) on Friday at Kent’s Canterbury campus. Top of the agenda was the effort regionally to increase collaborative working among different healthcare providers, said Professor Peter Jeffries, Director of KentHealth, which co-ordinates health-related activity at the University of Kent.‘Supporting private and public providers of health and social care together to talk about collaborative working is a key aim of KentHealth. I am very glad we were able to get the University of Kent, Kent and Medway Care Alliance and Canterbury Christ Church University to combine forces to facilitate this workshop.’

Among the key questions considered during the day were: ‘Thinking and Working across Boundaries’, ‘Reconciling Safety, Risk and Dignity’ and ‘Balancing Quality and Quantity Models, Structures and Frameworks’. Amonsgst other speakers, powerpoint presentations were given by:

Iain Carpenter

Graham Gibbens

Penny Hibberd

Annemarie Ruston

Andrew Saunders

Karen Windle

and are available by clicking on the appropriate names in the list. A report on the event and suggestions for further workshops can be found here.

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