Partnerships: survey respondents’ perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England

Thom, Betsy, Herring, Rachel, Bayley, Mariana, Waller, Seta and Berridge, Virginia (2013) Partnerships: survey respondents’ perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health, 23 (1). pp. 62-76. ISSN 0958-1596

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Abstract

Tackling alcohol-related harms crosses agency and professional boundaries, requiring collaboration between health, criminal justice, education and social welfare institutions. It is a key component of most multi-component programmes in the United States, Australia and Europe. Partnership working, already embedded in service delivery structures, is a core mechanism for delivery of the new UK Government Alcohol Strategy. This article reports findings from a study of alcohol partnerships across England. The findings are based on a mix of open discussion interviews with key informants and on semi-structured telephone interviews with 90 professionals with roles in local alcohol partnerships. Interviewees reported the challenges of working within a complex network of interlinked partnerships, often within hierarchies under an umbrella partnership, some of them having a formal duty of partnership. The new alcohol strategy has emerged at a time of extensive reorganisation within health, social care and criminal justice structures. Further development of a partnership model for policy implementation would benefit from consideration of the incompatibility arising from required collaboration and from tensions between institutional and professional cultures. A clearer analysis of which aspects of partnership working provide ‘added value’ is needed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): alcohol, partnerships, professional collaboration
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 12260
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 10:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12260

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