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The Leadership Hike

Making a Difference in Primary Care, 1st Edition

By Amar Rughani, Joanna Bircher

CRC Press

296 pages | 51 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.

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This timely, engaging and practical book explores why leadership matters in primary care, and how everyone can discover their leadership potential and use it to make a difference. Tailored specifically to the needs of primary care, and full of real-life clinical and management scenarios, the authors - both GPs as well as highly experienced leadership mentors - demonstrate how learning the art of leadership can be a significant and rewarding part of personal and professional development.

Table of Contents

1. Context and Organisational Culture and how to influence it 2. Perspectives on leadership, Reach higher, dig deeper. 3. Inspire confidence and connection 4. Play to your strengths 5. Don't fit in 6. Use Your Limits 7. How we communicate is a choice we make 9. The Art of a Good Conversation 10. Navigating Communication Complexities 11. Help people to grow 12. Keep People on Track 13. Become a team 14. Energise and Motivate 15. Lead the team to be their best 16. Adapt and Survive 17. Clarify vision and direction 18. Help the team to get more, and better, ideas 19. Create buy-in and build consensus 20. Chair effectively 21. What could be better? 22. Understand the problem 23. Treat improvement like an experiment and measure it 24. Change and how to manage it 25. Be yourself.

About the Authors

Amar Rughani is a Senior partner Chapelgreen practice Sheffield (30 years), Former Associate postgraduate Dean Yorkshire & the Humber GP School, Provost RCGP South Yorkshire North Trent faculty, Former examiner and curriculum developer RCGP, Honorary lecturer at Sheffield University.

In his educational career, he has developed personal development plans and written books for doctors and dentists on the subject. He has also written a book ‘Becoming a GP’ to help GP trainees preparing for the MRCGP and has contributed to a number of other GP books a co-author. He was blueprinting clinical lead for the RCGP and helped to develop the licensing examination(MRCGP) and the first GP curriculum. he has been developing leadership training in Yorkshire & Humber deanery for the past four years and it is this experience that informs this new book.

Dr Joanna Bircher is a GP in Greater Manchester. She is Clinical Director to the RCGP/Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme, Clinical lead for Quality Improvement at Tameside and Glossop CCG , a Generation Q Fellow of the Health Foundation and a board member of AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance). She has a Masters degree in Leadership for Quality Improvement from Ashridge Business School and is co-author of the RCGP Guide to Quality Improvement. Her particular interest is in making established QI methodology relevant and accessible for Primary Care.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice