How health and social care professionals can work together to deliver quality provision, despite the difficult economic climate, will be the focus of a study day hosted at the University of Chester.

Highlighting the importance of effective multi-disciplinary working, delegates will be able to share examples of best practice during the event, entitled Stepping up to the mark, integrated working: working smarter, working better.

Organised by the University of Chester in partnership with the University of Salford, the study day will take place on March 31, 2010, at the University of Chester’s Chester campus, and follows on from the success of last year’s Stepping Up Conference, which supported health and social care academics in their career development.

Delegates attending the event will hear a wide range of health and social care experts speak about their experiences of integrated working, and will also be able to participate in workshops.

Professor Mike Thomas, Executive Dean of the University of Chester’s Faculty of Health and Social Care, said: “Many health and social care professionals in practice and education are developing creative, effective and efficient ways to work together to meet current challenges.

“Through poster presentations and networking, delegates will be able to share experiences of effective integrated working within health and social care and learn about practical solutions to develop efficient ways of working together.”

Anyone who would like more information about the study day can contact Jill Rogers Associates Ltd by calling 01954 252020 or emailing on Alternatively, places can be booked online at