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Crossing Professional Boundaries: - A toolkit for collaborative teamwork


Crossing professional boundaries: - a toolkit for collaborative teamwork has been developed by The King’s Fund with NHS Future Focused Finance. It is a simple seven-step process to enable cross-functional teams to reflect on how they work together, with a view to improving.

The Toolkit comes in 4 sections:

  1. An Introduction – what the toolkit is for and why should you use it
  2. Section A – why should you take the time as a team to reflect with your colleagues
  3. Section B – The Toolkit, and the 7-step process - Use this to strengthen joint working between clinical and finance teams
  4. Section C – Shortcuts, templates and suggestions

The Toolkit was refined following feedback and evaluation from the pilot phase, which involved NHS organisations across the country using the Toolkit with their own teams. An evaluation, carried out independently by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), demonstrated encouraging outcomes in improving teamwork between clinical and finance teams, and consequently better outcomes for patients. Click here to read the evaluation.

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The Kings Fund


Integrated Care, Collobaration

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