In this focus on clinical leadership we highlight a selection of best practice articles from 2012. Read on to find out why distributed leadership must replace the historic top-down model, Chris Gordon explains what can be done about the shortage of clinical involvement in hospital management, and Kingsley Manning explores why the NHS’s strange divide between clinical leaders and management must be closed to meet the service’s challenges.
The level of physician involvement is positively associated with better performing hospitals and improved financial management, write Peter Spurgeon and colleagues.
The NHS’s strange divide between clinical leaders and management must be closed to meet the service’s challenges, says Kingsley Manning.
To help CCGs tackle the challenges facing the reformed NHS, distributed leadership needs to replace the historic top-down model, says Helen Brown.
Despite trusts increasingly grappling with the issue of clinical engagement, leadership and clinical managerial accountability, there remains a shortage of clinical involvement in hospital management, writes Chris Gordon.
A common language and clearer understanding of each other’s roles can improve the “fraught” relationship between clinical directors and general managers in the NHS, Kerrie Montoute explains.
The role of advanced nurse practitioner shows how far the profession has come − but there are significant obstacles preventing them doing the best for patients, says Peter Carter.