First steps

Following your first contact, I would expect to have an initial conversation with someone from the partnership to establish the essentials of what has prompted you to be in touch. A brief exploratory meeting with the group as a whole would usually follow. Depending on what emerges from this initial meeting, I would usually arrange more extensive meetings with key members of the partnership, separately and/or as a group, in order to get a more comprehensive picture of the complexity of the situation.

The process of designing an appropriate intervention needs to be done with the relevant members of the team and is an important collaborative part of the work.

Often a series of meetings will be needed to attend to the matters in hand, commonly an away day followed by a series of further meetings over time, depending on the situation.

There might also be a place for working with individual partner/s and/or the practice manager, in the form of short term or more ongoing coaching/mentoring.