Welcome to our collection of resources on leadership in healthcare. Have a suggestion for a new resource or want to share some feedback? Let us know here.

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Leadership in the NHS: A commentary by Roger Kline

Inclusion: essential leadership prerequisite or optional extra?

In healthcare, leadership is decisive in influencing the quality of care and the performance of hospitals. How staff are treated significantly influences care provision and organisational performance so understanding how leaders can help ensure staff are cared for, valued, supported and respected is important. Research suggests ‘inclusion’ is a critical part of the answer.

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Developing allied health professional leaders — an interactive guide for clinicians and trust boards

This interactive guide describes the common features of the AHP leadership journey, by combining insights and evidence from trust chief executives and chief AHPs. Its primary audience is aspiring AHP leaders and those with responsibility for developing the AHP workforce.

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Coaching & Mentoring Handbook: NHS Leadership Academy

This handbook explains more about coaching and mentoring. It is here to support the development of all coaches and mentors, and those with whom they work, to help you as you grow, learn and thrive at work through effective partnerships.

Highlighted Leadership Videos

How to turn a group of strangers into a team.

How often do we find ourselves working with people we have never met before in healthcare? As a leader how do you optimise these teams? This Ted talk gives you some tips and ideas.

Our fight for disability rights, why we still aren’t done.

As healthcare leaders we have a responsibilty to improve our system to be more inclusive. This talk reminds us how the fight for disabiliy rights is far from over and as healthcare leaders we must act on this to better the system.

Blog posts

Building a leadership culture fit for the future – NHS England

Dom Hardy, director of primary care and system transformation at NHS England, is leading the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to create integrated care systems across the country. As he explains, change starts at the top.

Leadership in the NHS -Jon Rouse

The  NHS Long Term Plan was released in January with a clear thread leading from the ‘Five Year Forward View’ toward more place based, integrated care. There is an acknowledgement within the plan that workforce challenges are some of the biggest issues facing the NHS in the coming years and that ‘how’ we deliver services in the future will need to be significantly transformed.

With this in mind the leadership of not only our health and care services becomes key if we are to deliver the quality, access, prevention and cost outcomes we are seeking. Here in Greater Manchester we are going one step further to look at leadership across our wider public services…

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