- Aims to provide support and inspiration to others whose aim is to build a more unified healthcare system that delivers high-quality care with minimal waste
- Co-authorship combines the passionate views of junior doctors with the extensive experience of senior leaders
- Foreword written by Lord Darzi
Clinical Leadership: Bridging the divide aims to provide a better understanding of the key topics surrounding clinical leadership today and provides practical tips and advice on ways to make your organisation function better to deliver higher quality, more efficient patient care. It was also written in the hope that it will shed light on many of the conundrums of the health service.
Scope and contents
This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and inspiring overview of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective clinical leadership today. It reflects the growing emphasis on quality of care and clinicians' role in building and running great services as outlined in the National Health Services' Next Stage Review.
About the authors
This book is unique in that it is written by junior doctors who are all passionate to develop as leaders, in combination with senior leaders who have extensive experience of leadership. The authors are a group of specialist registrars, selected to participate in NHS London's 2008 'Prepare to Lead' scheme. Through this scheme, each junior doctor was matched with a senior leader from within the NHS who became their mentor. This book presents challenges and lessons they encountered in their efforts to be effective future leaders.
Relevant to clinicians of all professional backgrounds and for health care managers and policymakers.
Table of Contents
Clinical leadership the what, why and how
David Griffiths, Catherine Sheehan, Safia Debar, Ben Ayres and
PART 1 Overview of healthcare in Britain from before the
NHS to today
Chapter 1 Medicine before the NHS
Chapter 2 A brief history of the NHS Nemonique Sam and Benjamin M. Thomas
Chapter 3 The present NHS
Erik Mayer, Benjamin Thomas and Paul Corrigan
PART 2 What do you need to know to become an effective
Chapter 4 Teamworking and clinical leadership Emma Stanton and Clare Chapman
Chapter 5 Personality and leadership Colin Bicknell and Emma Soane
Chapter 6 Ethics and clinical leadership Robert Elias
Chapter 7 Education and training for clinical leadership Bob Klaber and David Bridle
Chapter 8 Stepping outside standard clinical training Claire Lemer
Chapter 9 MBA or not? Claire Woolcock
PART 3 Practical tips for clinicians
Chapter 10 Survival skills for leadership Daniel Richard Leff and Penny Humphris
Chapter 11 Conflict resolution and negotiation for leadership Priya Agrawal and Leonard Marcus
Chapter 12 Developing future clinical leaders Oliver Warren and Ruth Carnall
Chapter 13 Leadership and global health Rebecca Syed Sheriff and Andrew J. M. Leather
Chapter 14 Clinical leadership: bringing the strands together James Mountford
Some acronyms demystified
"I believe this book will become essential reading for any clinician who wishes to learn more about leading within the NHS." Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London.