Leading clinicians and clinicians leading

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About this masterclass

The success of new models of care delivery often depends in two key local factors – effective care teams and good operational design and management – both of which are influenced by clinicians. Effective clinical leadership deep in delivery organisations is an essential component of achieving meaningful improvements in quality and efficiency of care. Yet clinicians are often reluctant to assume leadership roles, preferring instead to concentrate on clinical practice.

This msterclass will discuss the issue of clinical leadership and why it has become so important. It will examine what it is we need clinical leaders to do, how they can do it given their organisational constraints, and how senior leaders can encourage and enable more clinicians to take a leadership role in their units, clinics and practices.

The speaker

This masterclass will be delivered by Professor Richard Bohmer.  Richard is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and an International Visiting Fellow at The King’s Fund.

At the Harvard Business School he teaches an MBA course on health care operations management and is the faculty chair for two executive programmes in health care delivery. He teaches and consults on health management issues in numerous locations around the world.

Richard has published on a number of topics including: quality improvement, technology adoption and operations strategy in health care. He is the author of Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care (HBS Press, 2009).