Liaison with Other Agencies
In Chapter 5 we discussed a number of aspects of liaison between hospital authorities and local authorities, in the context of services for the elderly, the mentally ill and the mentally handicapped. In this chapter we examine liaison more generally, considering relationships between the Board and executive councils, as well as relationships between the Board and local authorities. We shall again be asking: Who was involved in these relationships? What approach to policy making was used? And so on. At the end of the chapter we seek to assess what experience in the Leeds Region has to tell us about inter-organisational relationships in the NHS. To begin with, though, it may be helpful to recapitulate the functions of executive councils and local health authorities.
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