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Partnership working in public health

David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins


The UK government’s reforms of the NHS and public health system require partnerships if they are to succeed. Those partnerships concerned with public health are especially important and are deemed to be a ‘good thing’ which add, rather than consume, value. Yet the significant emphasis on partnership working to secure effective policy and service delivery exists despite the evidence testifying to how difficult it is to make partnerships work or achieve results. Partnership working in public health presents the findings from a detailed study of public health partnerships in England. The lesson ... More

Keywords: Public health partnerships, Public health system, Complex adaptive systems, Public health changes in England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447301325
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Hunter, author

Neil Perkins, author