The challenges of medical leadership

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Chris Ham, Robert Naylor

The challenges of medical leadership

A number of challenges face a doctor who choses to lead in his or her organisation. At a practical level is the challenge of reconciling caring for an individual patient and leading in a micro-system that provides care for many patients and a wider population.

This challenge is often compounded by a lack of institutional value placed on medical leadership and the fact that many doctors lack the skills and training necessary to take on a leadership role. Despite these challenges, getting doctors to lead is an essential component of running an effective health care organisation.

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