Effective Leadership: A Cure for the NHS?, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Effective Leadership

A Cure for the NHS?, 1st Edition

By Denise Chaffer

CRC Press

197 pages

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While the investigations and reports which have followed recent health care scandals in the UK have highlighted the very important issue of addressing organizational culture and the need for more effective leadership at every level, patients and their families have struggled to comprehend how such things can occur in a health service that is suppos

Table of Contents

Introduction Theories on the Common Features of Good and Bad Leadership Exploring the Relationship of Effective Leadership to Organisational Culture Understanding the Difference Between Blame and Accountability, and Applying Learning Organisation Principles The Problem with Nursing and Medicine Soundings from a Sample of Top Leaders in Health Confirming the Diagnosis: What Problems Need to Be Addressed? What Needs to Be Done about Effective Leadership to Help Cure the NHS? Conclusion Appendix A: Excellence In Healthcare Team Leadership Appendix B: Selection For Leadership Roles In Healthcare Organisations: Tool Kit/Framework Appendix C: Monitoring Of Leadership Teams: Systematic Assessment Of Culture Regarding The Organisation, Safety And Quality Appendix D: Summary Of Recommendations

About the Author

Denise Chaffer is a Registered Nurse who has held a range of director posts in a variety of settings for over 15 years, including Acute Trusts and a London Teaching Hospital. She has held a UK wide role with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) with direct responsibility for 33,000 members, and has significant experience of working at international, national and regional level within acute and community settings, in nursing, midwifery and education, and on major change and reconfiguration initiatives.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General