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Welcome to the Professional Relationship Bureau

Welcome to our Professional Relationships Bureau. This area of the Somerset Safe House is designed to help understand that ever-present aspect of primary care - the way we get on together as professionals. Our aim is to help you clarify the many issues which could be getting in the way of optimal working relationships and to offer suggestions which might contribute to greater harmony. If a partnership is like a marriage, then this is the nearest we will get to Relate! Harry Yoxall, the Somerset guru of the ups and downs of GP Partnerships, believes that all parterships wax and wane in their "functionality" but he also has found that once a certain point of dysfunctionality is reached nothing can save a partnership.

So some early reflection may be no bad thing, as the state of partnership health can clearly make or break good patient care, not to mention professional satisfaction over many years.

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  • Credits
  • Project Director and original idea: Roger Crabtree
  • Research and Text: Lynn Collins
  • Website Design: Andreas Wichter and Anne Hicks
  • Website Construction and Maintenance: Careers Systems
  • Original Painting: Judith Milne