Negotiating Resources During CMHT Team Meetings: Exploring Requests for Joint Working
It is ever more evident that clinicians within the NHS face an increasing demand to deliver a caring and compassionate service with fewer resources. The aim of this chapter is to describe my experience of exploring how clinicians initiated and designed requests for joint working during CMHT allocation meetings. This chapter will also examine how the requests were responded to by the chair of the meeting and hence the role of the chair in gatekeeping the way resources are managed.
I would like to thank the clinicians and managers within the CMHTs that took part in this research. I would also like to thank the Adult Mental Health Psychology Team, in particular the Lead CMHT Psychologist, Dr Helen Brotherton, for their support throughout this project.
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