In the survey, which was conducted by CIPFA and iMPOWER, 55 of the 56 respondents stated that they do not believe full joint working will be achieved in the next five years. Furthermore, the survey shows that a quarter (25%) believe relationships are currently 'limited', while 54% believe them to be reasonable and only 21% very strong.
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CIPFA and iMPOWER surveyed 56 organisations (25 from local authorities, 31 from the NHS) about the interface between health and social care in August 2017.
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