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Topping, Annie (2008) Editorial. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 5 (1). pp. 3-4. ISSN 1743-6885

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Collaboration is the key to success in many aspects of health and social
care delivery. It is also a characteristic of good research. This journal has
developed from partnership working between South West Yorkshire Mental
Health NHS Trust and the University of Huddersfield. Another local
collaborator is the Centre for Health and Social Care Research (CHSCR)
based in the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University of
Huddersfield. As background for those readers unfamiliar with CHSCR; it
was established in 2003 as a focus for research activity across local
organisations and disciplines in West Yorkshire. It brought together a
number of thriving research collaborations such as the Ageing and Mental
Health Research Group and the Mental Health Research Group. Members
of those groups have been involved in founding this journal and published
papers in earlier editions. The emphasis of the CHSCR, irrespective of
discipline, is on the generation of better understandings of health and social
care and, importantly, the added value that those insights bring to the
delivery of effective care. The CHSCR brought together the interests of
University staff with research minded clinicians from across the broad
constituency of health and social care. The first Centre Director was
Professor Sue White who moved to the University of Lancaster in 2007.
Now after nearly a year in post, this editorial offers an opportunity to offer a
personal reflection on the importance of effective collaboration as a way of
working for the Centre in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009 15:35
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 19:41


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