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Collaborative Practice in Primary and Community Care

1st Edition

Edited by Sanjiv Ahluwalia, John Spicer, Karen Storey


120 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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The effective delivery of primary care requires the good working of a multi-professional team who provide that care. This accessible and concise text explores the ways in which primary care teams can collaborate well to advance the quality of clinical care and enhance collaborative working across the health care system as a whole.

Taking a workbook approach, and including examples, narratives, case histories and further reading, Collaborative Practice for Primary and Community Care brings together theory and good practice to offer the reader viable models for achieving excellence. Addressing specific challenges to practising collaboratively throughout, it contains chapters exploring the contemporary context of primary care, collaboration with patients, collaboration between different professional groups, collaboration amongst organisations, and the respective roles of education and technology in promoting collaboration.

Written by a multi-professional selection of experienced authors, practitioners and educators, this textbook is designed for a wide audience of healthcare professionals with an interest in primary care.

Table of Contents


Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Karen Storey and John Spicer

1. Primary Care : its modern context

John Spicer

2. Collaboration with patients in primary care

Katie Coleman and Eleni Chambers

3. Organisations collaborating together

Sanjiv Ahluwalia

4. Learning to collaborate: boundary work and contemporary approaches in interprofessional education 

Ann Griffin and Catherine O’Keeffe 

5. The role of technology in collaborative primary care

Ruth Chambers and Marc Schmid

6. Collaboration in General Practice

Jo Sauvage

7. Collaboration amongst professionals in primary care: examples from Pharmacy

Elizabeth Mills

8. Collaboration amongst professionals in primary care: examples from social work

Graeme Jeffs

9. General Practice nursing in collaborative practice

Karen Storey

10. Collaboration and Paramedicine

Chris Warwick & Stuart Rutland

11. Concluding remarks on collaborative primary care

Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Karen Storey and John Spicer

About the Editors

Sanjiv Ahluwalia is Postgraduate Dean, Heath Education England (North Central and East London), UK

John Spicer is Head of Primary Care Education and Development, Health Education England (South London), UK

Karen Storey is Primary Care Lead Nurse, Health Education England (West Midlands), UK

About the Series

CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series

The CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series is an essential forum for sharing research and practice in interprofessional education. Drawing on the expertise of its editorial board, the series focuses on improving collaborative practice and, in that way, improving the quality of care and people’s experiences of it.

Written by experienced teachers, practitioners and researchers from across the health and social care professions, the books in the series are:

  • designed for professionals and students interested in working more collaboratively
  • focused on areas of practice where interprofessional collaboration is an urgent priority
  • sourced from across a wide range of practice settings, including child and family practice, public health and critical care
  • concise, accessible and readable

CAIPE (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) is an independent thinktank. It aims to promote and develop interprofessional education with and through its individual, corporate and student members, in collaboration with like-minded organisations in the UK and overseas, for the benefit of patients and clients.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Education & Training
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / Home & Community Care