This title is a comprehensive account of the key aspects of medical leadership. A highly accessible, text book-style resource, it explores how the medical profession has evolved in tandem with administrative and structural aspects of the NHS. Assuming leadership roles at all stages of their training and career is a progressively vital component of the definition of a good doctor. This book will provide invaluable support and guidance to anyone engaged in leadership within the NHS, but particularly to junior doctors in the primary and secondary care arenas taking on leadership roles for the first time.
‘a comprehensive account of the key aspects of medical leadership … readable and accessible. I can thoroughly recommend it for junior and senior doctors, non-clinical and clinical managers and those taking on formal leadership roles.’ Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England Medical Director, from the Foreword to the first edition
An introduction to medical leadership and engagement: a perspective on this text. A historical perspective on medical leadership. Doctors and managers: differing perspectives. Roles and models of leadership. Medical leadership competency approaches. Why does it matter? Medical engagement and organisational performance. Medical leadership and primary care. Appraisal and revalidation. Practical examples of initiatives to enhance leadership capacity. Medical leadership and engagement: towards cultural acceptance and the future.