Chris Ham: models of medical leadership and their effectiveness

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  • Posted:Monday 29 April 2013

Progress has been made in involving doctors in leadership roles in NHS trusts, but the journey that started with the Griffiths report of 1983 is by no means complete. A new report from the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and The King's Fund, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the state of medical leadership in NHS trusts today.

This slideset by Chris Ham, one of the report authors, summarises the key findings.

Models of medical leadership and their effectiveness from The King's Fund

Read the full report

Are We There Yet? Models of Medical Leadership and their effectiveness: An Exploratory Study

HS & DR Funding Acknowledgement:
This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (project number 08/1808/236).

Department of Health Disclaimer:
The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR SDO programme or the Department of Health.



Comment date
30 April 2013

Peter Dixon

Trust Chairman,
Comment date
07 May 2013
Some fascinating detail but I rather feel it fails the "so what" test. Not enough on the critical problem that doctors are already paid far more than managers. Anything which enhances their status and rewards further risks hacking off everyone else in the system. An old colleague of mine did some digging in his large teaching hospital a few years back and found that several hundred consultants were paid more than the c/e. Now that is a management problem.


Comment date
15 February 2015
c/e and the consultant both work a similar week only the consultant does an additional 72hr weekend perhaps that’s why he is paid more?
‘Digging’ is an interesting term to use for accessing information that can be requested by any member of the public (freedom of information request).

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