Practical Management and Leadership for Doctors

Practical Management and Leadership for Doctors


By (author) John Wattis, By (author) Stephen Curran


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  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 12mm | 40g
  • Publication date: 11 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1846194903
  • ISBN 13: 9781846194900
  • Edition: 1, New edition
  • Edition statement: 1st New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,015,163

Product description

How can you survive and thrive as a medical manager in the ever-changing world of healthcare? Practical Management and Leadership for Doctors is a hands-on introduction to developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour required to succeed in a modern healthcare setting. Combining their own vast experience with insights from management literature, the authors reflect on key strategies and competencies for successful and enjoyable medical management and leadership. Focussing on common issues and challenges, they examine oganisational structures and strategies for productive relationship-building, goal setting and quality maintenance. The book also stresses the importance of maintaining personal well-being and balance in the face of sometimes seemingly impossible demands. Written in a punchy, engaging style that inspires and stimulates, this book will prove useful to all doctors new to formal management and leadership, including directors and clinical leads, and doctors working or preparing to work at a senior level. This practical book is full of nuggets of wisdom of practical advice and theoretical underpinnings. I am sure medical professionals will find this of immense value and use in their day-to-day activities. From the foreword by Professor Dinesh Bhugra

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Author information

respectively, Visiting Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield; Visiting Professor of Old Age Psychopharmacology Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Table of contents

Maintaining productive key relationships; Understanding your organisation; Personal vision, values and goals: alignment with the organisation; People skills; Organisation skills; Maintaining and improving quality; Balance