When worlds collide

How health and care leaders can work more effectively together: a workshop that explores organisational differences


The Care Quality Commission (CQC), through its reviews over the past year, has identified that progress on integration is not being made in care and health systems due to organisational and relationship issues between the NHS and local authorities.

We have developed a mirroring offer for local NHS and political leaders to further mutual understanding and effective engagement as place based leaders in care, health and wellbeing.

The offer for NHS leaders

As an NHS leader you may have only a vague understanding of how local authorities work. After all, how many people outside of the NHS family really understand what makes the NHS tick?

A half-day practical and interactive workshop will explore what local councillors do, what motivates them, drivers and demands, the roles and responsibilities of members and officers, the culture of accountability, and what happens when local government and the NHS work together.

This workshop is for local NHS leaders, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), providers, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), integrated care systems (ICSs) and other local partnerships.

Our facilitators are experienced local politicians and will tailor the session to reflect the place based context and needs of the audience.

By the end of the session participants will:

  • be aware of the structure of local government and its wider public services context
  • have the opportunity to gauge a politician’s perspective of the environment in which they operate and how this influences policy and decision making 
  • consider the implications of these for fostering effective working relationships with local government leaders
  • explore how to seek to influence this in the future.
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When worlds collide: how NHS leaders can work more effectively with local government: a workshop that explores organisational differences

 


The offer for political leaders

As a political leader you may have only a vague understanding of how the NHS works. After all, how many people outside of local government really understand what makes local authorities tick?

This half day practical and interactive workshop will explore what local NHS leaders do, what motivates them, drivers and demands, the roles and responsibilities, the culture of accountability, and what happens when local government and the NHS work together.

This workshop is aimed at local political leaders, local authorities, combined authorities, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), integrated care systems (ICSs) and other local partnerships.

Our facilitators are experienced local NHS leaders who will tailor the session to reflect the place based context and needs of the audience.

We will explore the context that NHS leaders work in, drivers and demands, roles and responsibilities, culture of accountability and what happens when local government and the NHS come together.

By the end of the session participants will:

  • be aware of the structure of the NHS and its wider context
  • have the opportunity to gauge an NHS leaders perspective of the environment in which they operate and how this influences policy and decision making
  • consider the implications of these for fostering effective working relationships with NHS leaders.

This workshop forms part of our suite of offers to support place-based leaders in care, health and wellbeing. 

For further information email katherine.mitchell@local.gov.uk.

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When worlds collide how local government leaders can work more effectively with the NHS