Making a Good Partnership Agreement, March 2023

A recognised consultancy group provide advice to create the best working guidelines to help charities that are planning to collaborate and work with Public Healthcare groups.

More and more Charities and similar organisations are starting to form collaborations with public health authorities to plan and deliver joined up health and care services.

Known as Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) these are partnerships of organisations that come together and are designed to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area.

During this working relationship, it helps to have guidelines that define how this partnership would operate daily, as well as to help resolve any issues between partners if they happen.

That is where a Partnership Agreement can help.

A Partnership Agreement is a written agreement between business partners, which should clearly set out what is expected from everyone concerned. It also provides the framework for the day-to-day running of the business.

This agreement should also cover many of the potential areas of dispute between partners and will establish mechanisms for dealing with them should they arise.

Lev Pedro & Associates are recognized consultants who have produced an article to help people who are writing agreements for a working relationship between NHS integrated care boards and voluntary sector alliances.

Their article discusses the challenges that authors working on written agreements can face, and what is helping to overcome these challenges and enable success.

To read the article, visit the Lev Pedro website.

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