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Managing Projects in Health and Social Care

1st Edition

By Vivien Martin


204 pages

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Managing Projects in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is asked to manage a public services project but who lacks the experience or training to feel confident in this role. The book shows how to use project management techniques to ensure that your project will be successful. The key dimensions discussed are:

* budget

* time

* feasibility

* planning / scheduling

* implementation

* evaluation.

The book includes many examples to show how people have used the techniques described in health and care settings. There are clear explanations of how and when to use each technique and consideration of the differences between large and complex projects and smaller, less complicated ones. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to be sure that their project will make a useful contribution to improvement of health and care services.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Project? 2. Scoping the Project .: Making Evidence-Based Decisions 4. Defining the Project 5. Managing Risk 6. Outlining Planning 7. Estimating Time and Costs 8. Scheduling 9. Implementing the Project 1. Monitoring and Control 11. Communications 12. Leadership and Teamworking 13. Managing Performance 14. Completing the Project 15. Evaluation 16. Reporting the Project 17. Learning from the Project

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare