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Medical Management: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

By Hameen Markar, Geraldine O'Sullivan

CRC Press

336 pages

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pub: 2012-08-31
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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.

Table of Contents

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


About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration