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Study of Community Health Partnerships

DescriptionThe study examines the early progress CHPs have made and identifies the factors which have facilitated or possible hindered progress. Ways to improve CHPs' capacity and capability to maximise potential are also identified.
ISBN978 0 755993314
Official Print Publication DateMay 2010
Website Publication DateMay 07, 2010

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Glenys Watt, Onyema Ibe and Nicola McLelland,
Blake Stevenson Ltd

Scottish Government Social Research 2010

ISBN 978 0 7559 9331 4 (Web only publication)

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This report is accompanied by a Research Findings

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Executive summary

1 Introduction
Research aim
Stage 1 Research - April to August 2009
Stage 2 Research - September to December 2009

2 Context
Statutory guidance for Community Health Partnerships
Schemes of Establishment
Factual information about the CHPs
Impact of national and local elections 2007
Developments in health policy
Impact of Single Outcome Agreements ( SOA)

3 Perceptions of Purpose, Structures and Relationships
Purpose
Structures and relationships
Other relationships

4 CHP Progress and Achievement
Shifting the balance of care
Improving health and tackling inequalities
CHPs' key Achievements

5 Facilitators, challenges and barriers
Facilitators
Challenges and barriers

6 Maximising the CHPs' Potential
Summary of suggestions made during Stage 3

7 Conclusions

Appendix 1: RESEARCH ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS
Appendix 2: STAKEHOLDERS INTERVIEWED DURING STAGE 1
Appendix 3: STAKEHOLDERS INTERVIEWED DURING STAGE 2
Appendix 4: LINKS TO KEY POLICY DOCUMENTS
Appendix 5: INTERVIEWEES' PERCEPTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHPS
Appendix 6: EXAMPLES OF PRACTICE FROM THE STUDY

List of tables
Table 1.1: Number of interviews conducted in Stage 1
Table 2.1: Types of CHP structures in relation to Health Board and local authorities
Table 7.1: Ideas for further consideration

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.