Building Collaborative Teams

Document first published:
Page updated:
Publication type:
Medical Conditions and Contexts of Care:
Improvement Challenges:

Building Collaborative Teams is designed as a ‘getting started’ guide for managers or facilitators who are bringing different teams together. It’s intended to be used when one or more teams plan to work in a more integrated way. It contains tools and exercises to help team members better understand each other’s roles, attitudes and values. It will help you to create a joint action plan for working together, which will be co-produced during a full day workshop, or as shorter linked workshops over a number of weeks.

A collaborative approach can improve communication, save time, reduce duplication of effort, improve working relationships and provide a better experience for people who use health and social care services.