Date: 29 March 2018
This blog post discusses the latest report generated by the work done through What Works Scotland, Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and partners to develop action research project and activities.
The post relates to work carried out from spring 2015 to early 2017, which explored emerging multi-layered preventative partnership working in the Aberdeenshire area. The work used the Christie Commission’s narrative on public service reform as a key backdrop to support ongoing local discussions and dialogue on policy, practice and related evidence.
A key concern for the Christie Commission – preventing inequalities – is explored in the report, and how working in partnership supports whole-population, systems-wide approaches that are more likely to reduce health inequalities and reduce pressure on services. Preventative partnership working offers promising areas for further exploration; though there is no simple, evidence-based roadmap to success.