The NHS Institute, working with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, developed a self assessment tool to help English Primary Care Trusts to figure out how best to create and maintain multi-sector partnerships.
The self assessment is the result of a program that aimed to reduce health inequalities which involved multiple different stakeholders coming together for the purpose of the project. The tool is aimed at groups who need to work together to deliver complex health orientated outcomes.
Getting evidence into practice is difficult enough. Doing this when there are multiple stakeholders is even more complex, risky and prone to non-delivery. This tool goes some way to helping groups figure out how best to work with each other, with a health outcome in mind.