Edmonstone, J (2008) Clinical leadership: the elephant in the room. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 24 (4). 290 - 305. ISSN 1099-1751

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Abstract

The article explores the concept of clinical leadership in the National Health Service in the UK by seeking to establish a workable definition and by contrasting it with managerial leadership, focussing on the 'disconnected hierarchy' in professional organizations. It proposes that the problems faced by clinical leadership relate to the current nature of general management in the NHS and concludes by suggesting that clinical leadership is the 'elephant in the room'-often ignored or unaddressed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NHS, health services management; clinical leadership; general management leadership; professional practice; challenges for clinical leadership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 14:42
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 14:41
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/447

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