The Allied Health Professions - Essential Guides series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This highly practical volume offers a wide range of assessment tools and techniques in such critical areas as management quality, organisational and management structure, benchmarking, capacity and demand management, care pathway design, activity analysis, report writing and presentation skills. The layout is conducive to easy comprehension; tables, figures and boxed text aid quick reference and everyday application, and many of the resources are also provided on a complimentary CD. With contributions from internationally renowned professionals Key tools and techniques in management and leadership of the allied health professions provides tools that will be vital to all allied health professionals interested in providing timely, efficient and cost-effective care for their patients. These will include AHP managers and aspiring managers, senior clinicians, extended scope practitioners, clinical specialists, AHP educators, researchers, staff and students. 'The NHS is facing the greatest period of challenge in its history. The key to success is leadership. Allied Health Professionals will be a central part of this leadership response. In this work, Robert and Fiona continue their series supporting Allied Health Professionals in that leadership journey. It is an important contribution to this critical effort.' From the Foreword by Jim Easton
Management quality in the AHPs evaluation matrix. Our assessment tool for evaluating AHP management structures. Benchmarking AHP services. Time is money, how do we spend it?- Analysing staff activity. Principles for computerised information systems for AHP services. Information management and IT support. Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator within the Allied Health Professions. Appraisal: 360° feedback. Four basic behavioural styles. Adult learning and self-directed learners. Developing your teaching style and techniques. Outcome measurement matrix for AHP services. Models, techniques and approaches for change management. Outcome measurement matrix for AHP services. Care pathways and the allied health professional. Effective report writing and presentation: Planning the report. Top tips for report writing. Top tips for report presentation. Templates. Useful guidance.