Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

Clarity, communication and reciprocity: key ingredients for productive relationships with voluntary organisations in the new health and social care commissioning environment

The Third Sector Research Center has released a briefing paper on the relationships between groups involved in the commissioning of health and care services.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 is effecting major changes in the way in which NHS and public health services are commissioned and organised in the UK. April 2013 saw the country’s 152 Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) being replaced by 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), 152 Health and Wellbeing Boards and local Healthwatch organisations. 
This report is based on an evaluation of a pilot project commissioned by Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to develop positive relationships between voluntary sector organisations, the Clinical Commissioning Group and General Practitioners. Two local voluntary sector infrastructure organisations were commissioned to deliver the project.

Read more: http://www.tsrc.ac.uk/Research/ServiceDeliverySD/HealthandSocialCare/Healthandsocialcarecommissioning/tabid/1024/Default.aspx