This stimulating series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This concise companion guides readers through current key management challenges, the structure of the NHS, legal matters, professional regulation, research and cultural issues. With contributions from internationally renowned professionals, Managing and Leading in the Allied Health Professions provides vital information for AHP managers and aspiring managers, senior clinicians, extended scope practitioners, clinical specialists, AHP educators, researchers, staff and students. It will also be invaluable for clinical scientists, pharmacists and optometrists.
Management in the allied health professions. Changing structure, organization and management of the NHS. Evolution and significance of the profession in AHP management. Allied health professions management and organization what structure? Assessing Management Structures. Using organization as a strategic resource to build identity and influence. Leadership in the allied health professions. Legal issues arising in the management, leadership, and development in allied health professions. Professional regulation. From clinical governance to integrated governance. Research in the clinical setting. The discipline of strategic thinking in health care. Entrepreneurial action for social change: a primer for healthcare professionals. Cultural issues and management.