Leadership of Integrated Health and Social Care Services

Elliott, Ian C., Sinclair, Caroline and Hesselgreaves, Hannah (2020) Leadership of Integrated Health and Social Care Services. Scottish Affairs, 29 (2). pp. 198-222. ISSN 0966-0356

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3366/scot.2020.0316

Abstract

This research explores the lived experience of those individuals charged with leading the integration of health and social care services in Scotland. The research was primarily qualitative in nature – comprising of a qualitative survey of front-line managers of integrated health and social care services from a single partnership area. The survey explored the management and leadership tasks and activities expected of those leading health and social care teams. The research uncovers a sense that these new leadership positions are both overwhelming in the scope of tasks required and lack clarity in how these tasks should be undertaken. This highlights a need for coordinated support and training for staff who are charged with leading integrated health and social care teams. Three key recommendations have been drawn from the findings of this research: more support should be provided to managers working within these complex integrated systems; a joint training programme should be developed for managers across both partnering organisations and finally relevant policies and procedures should be compiled into one reference resource for managers of integrated services.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the version of the article accepted for publication by Edinburgh University Press in Scottish Affairs.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, health and social care, collaboration, integration, Scotland
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 10:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42994

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