To address high lung cancer and heart disease rates the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, a UK local authority, entered into a formal joint operating partnership with NHS Knowsley in 2004. Strategy was directed by a board of councillors and non-executive members of NHS Knowsley. Joint senior posts were established and services commissioning, budgets and an integrated executive leadership team was responsible for overall coordination. Workforce planning and key HR issues were integrated, and...

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