This book addresses the topic of leadership in healthcare. There is a great deal of rhetoric around leadership but the reality is that there is no 'best way' of leading, this book explores the rhetoric with papers that contribute insights into; taking healthcare forward in the 21st Century; the nature of leadership in healthcare; and organisational forms that are leading the field. The book promotes Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare as a serious academic field that can provide insights of use to managers, professionals and policy makers in the healthcare area.
Introduction; S.Dopson & A.Mark
THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP
Medical Leadership In English Primary Care Networks; R.Sheaff, A.Rogers, S.Pickard, M.Marshall, S.Campbell, S.Roland, B.Sibbald & S.Halliwell
Cognitive Sculpting; S.Smith, C.Ashburner, P.Smith, G.Cunningham, B.Gray, S.Lister & S.Nash
Identifying Leadership On the Front Lines; R.Wells, J.Alexander, R.Lichtenstein & F.Lee
Pursuing Clinical Governance Through Effective Leadership; P.Spurgeon & L.Latham
Clinical Leadership In the Intensive Care Unit; S.Carmel
LEADING HEALTH CARE ORGANISATIONS
Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice in the Private Sector; P.Bate & G.Robert
Coordination of Services; S.Topping, T.Norton & B.Scafidi
Leadership In the Context of Health Reform; P.Degeling, R.Iedema, M.Winters, S.Maxwell, B.Coyle, J.Kennedy & D.Hunter
The Dynamics of Decision Making; A.Harrison & C.Mitton
TAKING HEALTH CARE FORWARD IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Role Innovation In the NHS; S.Redfern, D.Guest, J.Wilson-Barnett, R.Pessei, P.Rosenthal, P.Dewe & A.Evans
Leading Clinical Practice Change; D.Chambers & S.Dopson
Alternative Paths For Ontario Hospitals; G.Murray
All Pain and No Gain? A Study of Mergers of NHS Trusts in London; N.Fulop, G.Protopsaltis, A.King, P.Allen, A.Hutchings, C.Normand & R.Walters
Institutional Pressures vs. Chain Effects On Radical Learning and Adaptation; A.Evans
Summing Up; S.Dopson & A.Mark
SUE DOPSON is a Senior Tutor at Templeton College, Oxford. She is also a member of the Oxford Healthcare Management Institute and is involved in the development of courses for the NHS.
ANNABELLE L. MARK is a Professor of Healthcare Organisation at Middlesex University Business School. Her current research covers the development of the NHS Direct.