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

Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Waller, Seta and Berridge, Virginia (2012) Partnerships: survey respondents' perceptions of inter-professional colaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health . 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 multicomponent
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: 9376
Notes on copyright: Embargoed for 12 months
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Depositing User: Rachel Herring
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 15:47
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9376

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