Leadership and Management for Doctors in Training: A Practical Guide

Leadership and Management for Doctors in Training: A Practical Guide


By (author) Stephen Gillam

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  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 16mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 11 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1846194164
  • ISBN 13: 9781846194160
  • Edition: 1, New edition
  • Edition statement: 1st New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,118,771

Product description

This guide helps undergraduate medics and junior doctors, as well as experienced doctors taking on new managerial responsibilities, to become effective leaders and managers by introducing both management and clinical leadership theory and practice, and the challenges facing medical managers in today's NHS. Despite growing recognition of the importance of leadership and management to doctors in meeting their clinical responsibilities, training in medical schools and foundation years remains patchy. This book helps readers to access relevant theory and practice through three key tenets: * You already have more leadership and management knowledge and experience than you realise * Management and leadership are core medical skills * Management and leadership skills development continues over a professional lifetime The book explores how management and leadership can enhance health professionals' individual and organisational effectiveness, job satisfaction, and careers. Scenarios draw from the authors' real life tales, while accompanying exercises encourage readers to reflect on their own experience. Fully referenced, and digestible both in full and as reference resource, this is vital reading for medical students, junior doctors, and those who teach and train them. It will also prove useful to experienced doctors taking on new managerial responsibilities. From the foreword: Clinical leadership across the NHS may take many forms ranging from frontline leaders who provide excellent service through a spectrum of clinical innovators and academics, to those who provide leadership through their professional bodies or through managerial involvement at various levels in their employing institution. This admirable book is aimed at young clinicians and invites them, through a series of vignettes and issues coupled with practical theory, to enter the world of management. I hope that everyone who reads this book will accept that invitation, because it is only through effective service design, management and change that we can practise medicine in the way and in the environment that is best for both patients and clinicians. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh NHS Medical Director

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GP in Luton and Director of Undergraduate Public Health Teaching, University of Cambridge

Table of contents

Introduction Section I Management and leadership in theory; What is management?; The nature of leadership; On culture; On structure; Organisational behaviour; Health policy Section II Management and leadership in practice Historical perspectives; Today's NHS: structure and functions; Change management; Improving quality; Setting priorities; Scenarios Section III Being a leader and manager Developing your leadership competencies; Managing your team; Training for clinical leadership; Appendices Theories of management; Resources