My point is that unless some of the current leaders change or leave their current rules to others, nothing will change. Many of the current "leaders" as you know have been appointed by managers for known reasons. What we need is genuine change from this and let "the emergent leaders in medicine" in. Thanks
This will take dedicated time and my health warning is that leaders at all levels should work to influence change, this does not need formal office, that will come.
On the day that we unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London,a poignant reminder to me and I hope others -of one who still influences leaders and yet he never held formal office.
As leaders, we cannot forget the focus on health and wellbeing of NHS staff as its greatest asset, which also means respecting our diverse background, experience and talents. Investing in staff will translate to the quality of patient care we can deliver.
And finally, i believe that these potential agents for change need to be given the opportunity and space to reflect and be brutally honest with themselves. How do we facilitate this in a heavily service driven environment? It is only then, they will have the power to observe, shape and influence.
Lateral move into other departments is not possible for a medic but is no bar for a nurse or a manager..leaving a rather narrow scope. Unless involvement of a medic in each major project is a deafult setting only a few will achieve the balance of passion opportunity and training. They may well be the superleaders but do not help the aspirations and expansion at local level. We need a collaborative approach rather than them and us...Just as we inspect the lack of perceiced self reflection and lack of management awareness, the knowledge of clinical reality including the ethical dilemmas and in those who hold key positions should be reviewed. My concern is unless clinicians feel that managers are equally appraised or are aware of the managerial pressures many may remain disillusioned And dismissive of the fine balance between healthcare and heathbusiness
There are some Conferences happening in which medical specialty would be Leadership and here is one of those conferences.
Value-Based Health Care Leaders' Workshop in Outcomes Measurement is organized by University of Texas at Austin and will be held from Oct 24 - 25, 2018 at Dell Medical School - Health Learning Building, Austin, Texas, United States of America.
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