Culture: A barrier to partnership working?

July 2018

GGI and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust briefing paper exploring the benefits and challenges to developing ways in which NHS organisations can work together to drive quality improvement

The history of buddying and partnership working in the NHS is varied. For every successful partnership there has equally been failure.

In this environment, the importance of building strong personal relationships across leadership teams, as well as ensuring there is a suitable cultural alignment across the organisations involved, have been emphasised as vital to fostering successful partnerships.

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