What is it about?

An introduction to a whole 'special issue' of articles about information sharing. The articles address the cultural challenges of sharing information between services and partners in the public sector, in order to provide more joined up support, help achieve improved outcomes for service users and transform public services. They provide examples of where information sharing has been achieved and analyses of the circumstances that have helped deliver this, but challenge how we go on to make information sharing the norm rather than the exception.

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Why is it important?

Because we need to provide more joined up services if we are to deliver earlier interventions for people, provide them with better support and deliver services more cost effectively.


The challenges of information and data sharing persist. This remains an on-going journey, but the various articles in this special edition offer an excellent range of insights that are relevant to todays drive towards digital transformation.

Stephen Curtis
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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This page is a summary of: Editorial: Information sharing—Easy to say … much harder to do than we want to believe!, Public Money & Management, May 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2019.1611231.
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