ABC of Clinical Leadership

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2011 - Medical - 88 pages
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This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main leadership theories that have influenced healthcare practice.

Through the use of short illustrative case studies, the book considers the challenges and skills in leading multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as the key factors involved in the leadership and management of change both at an individual and organisational level. It explains the running of departments, units and practices and considers the healthcare system as part of wider social systems and structures.

The ABC of Clinical Leadership is written with reference to the Medical Leadership Competency Framework - co-developed by the NHS and all UK Medical Royal Colleges - and considers a systematic approach to leading clinical services, strategic planning, and the management of people and resources. It also covers educational leadership, collaborative working and the importance of leading ethically and with integrity. The book concludes by asking the all important question - does leadership development make a difference?


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Leading and Improving Clinical Services
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Dr Tim Swanwick MA FRCGP MA(Ed) is a Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education and Faculty Development lead in the London Deanery. Tim is the editor of Understanding Medical Education and the author and editor of a number of other publications. In addition to his work in the London Deanery and an ongoing clinical commitment, Tim is a visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and a visiting lecturer at both the Universities of Westminster and Bedfordshire.

Judy McKimm MBA MA (Ed) BA (Hons) Cert Ed FHEA is currently working at Unitec, New Zealand. Judy has managed high profile national educational and leadership initiatives in the UK and has worked in many countries on health reform, health management and educational development projects. She is author of a number of publications on education and educational leadership. Judy is a visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire and visiting tutor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Swansea Medical School and Leicester Medical School.
Both the editors are actively involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other senior healthcare workers.

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