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The Essence of Care: Developing practice through partnership

Following the launch of Essence of Care in 2001, many areas and services nationally have encountered difficulties with its implementation and consequently its use has been limited. In South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust, a creative and flexible approach to the initiative has enabled teams and care groups to generate and share good practice. This has resulted in some teams adopting a culture of continuous improvement through benchmarking activity, particularly in the areas ...

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