1st Edition

Medical Management: A Practical Guide

By Hameen Markar, Geraldine O'Sullivan Copyright 2012

    This essential guide provides a lifeline to authoritative, reliable information on medical management, giving you all the skills you need whether managing a junior colleague as a lead doctor, or running multidisciplinary consortia in the NHS or private sectors.

    • Learn key skills from leadership, managing change, quality control, and project management through to doctors in difficulty, appraisals and revalidation, managing exceptional performance, and poor performance
    • Comprehensive coverage of NHS and private healthcare, primary care, acute and emergency care, mental health, and many other sectors
    • Gain insight into important topics such as healthcare innovations and technologies, implementing evidence-based medicine, medical education, patient safety, and primary care consortia
    • Refine your management skills with advice, wisdom, and practical help from key opinion leaders, medical professionals, and management experts

    In this world of change, reforms and new government initiatives, can you afford not to build on your existing skills? Whether you are new to medical management or an experienced director wishing to stay up to date and refine your expertise, this book will be an invaluable source of advice to help you manage the delivery of high-quality care.

    Management in the NHS – general issues
    Healthcare management – an overview
    Peter Graves
    Quality and safety
    Elizabeth J Haxby
    Leadership styles and skills
    James Matheson and Jacky Hayden
    Information technology, innovation and healthcare
    Hameen Markar and Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal
    Healthcare commissioning and contracting
    John Hague and Matt Fossey
    Measuring healthcare outcomes
    Julian Flowers and Raja Badrakalimuthu
    Change and project management
    Hameen Markar
    Evidence-based healthcare and medical management
    Mark Agius and Anton Grech

    Medical management – specific issues
    The role of the board and its directors, including the executive medical director
    Geraldine O’Sullivan
    The doctor as chief executive
    Philip Sugarman
    Roles and challenges of a clinical director
    Sajeeva Jayalath
    Financial issues for doctors
    Trish Donovan and Peter Graves
    Developing personal effectiveness: what does it take to become a good doctor?
    Hameen Markar
    Doctors in difficulty
    Peter Old and Alastair Scotland
    Medical education and training
    Simon Gregory
    Appraisals and revalidation
    J Thiagarajan
    Public health
    Paul Cosford
    Medical management in mental health services
    Sylvia Tang and Geraldine O’Sullivan
    Medical management in acute care
    Ed Neale
    Medical management in private healthcare
    Duncan Empey and Sheila Peskett
    Medical management in primary care
    Paresh Dawda


    Hameen Markar MBBS (Sri Lanka) FRCP(Edin) FRCPsych MPhil(Edin)Retired Medical Director, Bedfordshire & Luton Mental Health NHS Trust and South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust (Bedford & Luton); Formerly Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.

    Geraldine O'Sullivan MB BCh BAO (National University Ireland) MD (NUI), FRCPsych, Diploma Company Direction (IoD). Executive Director - Quality and Medical Leadership, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.