Additional resources

To help navigate the technical aspects of the report, the panel have provided readers with a glossary of terms.

During the research and consultation events, a few common misconceptions about partnership working were uncovered.  This short myth-busting guide aims to help organisations understand the most often cited misunderstandings.

Guide to analysing the procurement portfolio
Partnerships should be considered for very specific service areas. This guide will help organisations build a procurement portfolio to help them think through their buying requirements and sourcing strategies, and highlight the areas where partnerships might be the most appropriate option.

Further reading
For further guidance on partnership working, please consult the below suggested reading list.


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The power of partnership report

Brochurecover-The-power-of-PartnershipIn 2013, the reference panel reconvened to produce a practical guide for NHS, private and voluntary sectors looking to enter partnerships.