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How can I work better with my health and social care colleagues?

Free workshops – various dates and locations

Readiness for Collaboration

How can I work better with my health and social care colleagues?

Integrating services across health and social care needs us all to collaborate effectively, but this can be a messy business! Our enthusiasm for progressing change is often accompanied by frustration about the difficulties of doing this.


Why is it so hard to collaborate effectively?

Differences in culture, approaches, roles, expectations, agendas, politics and the rest all make up the messiness of collaboration.
No one person or organisation has the answer, but we know that effective teams have the same things in common:
 trust and respect built up from developing relationships and connections
 everyone feeling safe and valued
 everyone’s voice is heard
 people are much more open, ready and resilient in the face of change.

Leadership for Integration, a collaborative initiative between the Scottish Social Services Council, the Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland) and NHS Education for Scotland, is offering free workshops on resilience and readiness for collaboration. These are open to anyone who works in health and social care to improve outcomes for people who use their services.

The workshops will support you to:

 Recognise the impact that you and your personal capability have on collaborative relationships
 Consider what contributes to your personal resilience and how to build on your strengths
 Consider how you can use this learning to influence effective integration

There are 25 places in each workshop, allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Click on your preferred location and date in the document below to reserve your free place now. Venues will be in central locations and confirmed at least one week prior to each workshop.


Readiness for Collaboration flyer 2018