Talking across purposes: the benefits of an interagency mentoring scheme for managers working in health and social care settings in the UK

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0105-0678 and Chick, Neil Francis (2006) Talking across purposes: the benefits of an interagency mentoring scheme for managers working in health and social care settings in the UK. Work Based Learning in Primary Care, 4 (1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 1740-3715

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Abstract

This article describes the development of an interagency management mentoring scheme which was developed across health and social care organisations in the South East region. It describes the early ideas that were formulated to take this initiative forward, and discusses initial successes of a pilot mentoring project which subsequently informed the ongoing development and establishment of a highly effective formal mentoring scheme within a three-year period. Particular attention is given to discussing the issues facing managers working in contemporary organisational frameworks for health
and social care and the particular benefits of mentoring to management development for managers from different backgrounds. The role of informal and formal learning across traditional organisational barriers is discussed, highlighting how mentoring assists the development of tacit and explicit
knowledge essential to the development of learning organisations in healthand social care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): health and social care, interagency, learning organisations, management development, mentoring
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 12834
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Depositing User: Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 07:48
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 16:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12834

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