In the second of two articles, the authors consider whether the evidence of joint commissioning's limited success has influenced the new partnership flexibilities. They conclude that, while they offer significant opportunity, their positive elements may be undermined by lack of recognition of the unavoidable complexity of the organisational environment in the health and social care field.
Greig, R. and Poxton, R. (2001), "From Joint Commissioning to Partnership Working — Will the New Policy Framework Make a Difference?", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 32-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200100031
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