Although there is a natural focus in Health and Social Care on financial resources, we know that effective care delivery is equally dependent on good working relationships at all levels – between practitioner and patient, professionals, organisations, commissioners and providers.  Recent debates on ‘compassion’ and ‘trust’ within the health care sector are testament to this.

We believe that taking a systems perspective on strategic change provides an important context for thinking about the nature, measurement and impact of good relationships.

Read our blogs:

Compassion – not just for nurses

 “Thinking about Relationships in Health – more than just a game of billiards”

This part of our website will grow as our research and applications gather pace over the next couple of years:

  • You can find an introduction to our research and news about the appointment of our Research Associate, Dr Paul Grimshaw here
  • You can read about some early examples of our work in this area here
  • You can find links and other useful material about relational thinking here