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1. What are the essential components of developing strong, collaborative relationships with people and communities? What actions should people across systems take to do this?


2. How can leaders across the health and care system be supported and enabled to develop strong relationships with people and communities?

 

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Co-locating services together

Working with communities to embed healthcare within communities.  Rather than having to go to a GPs and experiencing all the barriers that may come with getting access to a GP, alongside this model you could have practices based around churches, mosques, community centres, day centres, support centres within communities. This works for people experiencing homelessness who have collocated drug and alcohol, GP, debt advice, housing services collocated in a single place.

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Create the space

In my experience, many GP's feel and want to be part of their communities and there are lots of good examples of GP practices leading and supporting community initiatives. Unfortunately these are isolated rather than endemic. The problem is not one of will, but of capacity. If you feel besieged and spend 12 hours a day seeing people in decision dense emotionally charged 10 minute slots there is nothing left for community involvement or action. The question really is, 'How do you make the...

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Balance old power and new power values

Patients, frontline workers, and communities should be driving health care reform, yet we feel powerless. I think the question should be how people, frontline workers, and communities can develop strong relationships with leaders across the health and care system. Is it that we don't understand this is about power? Power is responsible for all the problems. Listen to social prescribing link workers advocating for the needs of patients and communities they serve. Unfortunately, no one...

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