Possibilities and Pitfalls for Clinical Leadership in Improving Service Quality, Innovation and Productivity – NHS Institute for Health Research – January 2013

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Possibilities and Pitfalls for Clinical Leadership in Improving Service Quality, Innovation and Productivity – NHS Institute for Health Research – January 2013

Storey, J., and Holti, R. Possibilities and Pitfalls for Clinical Leadership in Improving Service Quality, Innovation and Productivity, Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme; 2013.

Extract:

Background
The idea that something called ‘clinical leadership’ is the favoured ‘answer’ to many of the huge challenges facing the NHS has been advanced with increasing intensity. Inter alia, Lord Darzi in the Next Stage Review emphasised the importance of clinical leadership; the Health and Social Care Act (2012) puts clinicians to the fore; and the Royal Colleges have accepted the need for Medical Leadership Competences to be defined and developed.

Despite such emphasis and expectation, the reality of clinical leadership attempts to redesign services across the extant boundaries of the NHS and which reveal how the many barriers can be overcome, has not so far been studied.

Aims
The overall research question was:
What can be learned from the experience of enacting the Darzi model of clinical leadership in practice? What are the main
enabling and constraining conditions for its effective realization and performance?
Subsidiary research questions that feed-in to this main research question were:”

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http://www.netscc.ac.uk/hsdr/projdetails.php?ref=09-1001-22

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