Diploma 501 Communication

Gabrielle Fagg
CU2940 Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
Learning Outcome 1
1:1 Identify the features of effective partnership working
Effective partnership working in a health and social care setting is incredibly important as this is about developing inclusive, mutually beneficial relationships that improve the quality and experience of care. This also helps to achieve an organised service: providers of the service would need to have good communication, co-ordination and co-operation, and these are also the foundations of what an effective partnership should have between each partner.
Effective partnership will benefit the service user and the service provider. By creating effective partnerships the service user will have a better person centered care plan, consistent and comprehensive care with a person centered approach, help understanding skills needed to work with the service user, access to a broader range of services and advice and access to training opportunities.
Effective partnerships require; active involvement of all parties, a sharing of decision making powers, recognition of complementary expertise and roles, sharing and agreeing on aims and processes of what is to be achieved, negotiation of disagreements, mutual trust and respect, openness and honesty and clear communication.
1:2 Explain the importance of partnership working with; colleagues, other professionals and others
Partnership working with your colleagues ensures that everyone is working in the agreed ways in a service users care plan; this ensures consistency and enhancement of well-being. The essence of partnership is that it is collaboration amongst equals, with the recognition that by working together the outcome will be better than it would otherwise have been with any one party working alone.
Within an organization this means taking a joined-up approach to designing and delivering integrated services for the benefit of the...