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Understanding the barriers to multiprofessional collaboration

The NHS is the largest organisation in Europe. It has more than a million employees and is recognised by the World Health Organization as one of the best health services in the world (Department of Health, 2000). The Health Act 1999 imposes a duty on all NHS organisations to work in partnership (Glendinning et al, 2001). Yet recommendations from Lord Laming’s report on the Victoria Climbi[ap6] Inquiry (Home Department, 2003) stress the need to improve interprofessional collaboration ...

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