Edmonstone, J (2014) Whither the elephant?: the continuing development of clinical leadership in the UK National Health Services. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 29 (3). pp. 280-291. ISSN 1099-1751

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The paper revisits the theme of clinical leadership in UK countries, following an earlier (2009) review. It examines the competency‐based approach; considers the emerging voices of clinical leaders; explores the results of evaluation research studies; identifies learning from intra‐UK and international comparisons and considers the issue of leader development versus leadership development. It concludes that there is little conceptual clarity; that there continues to be a major disconnect between clinicians and managers; that different approaches to developing clinical leaders are emerging in different parts of the UK and that the major challenge remains to develop leadership, rather than leaders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NHS, health services management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:43
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/448

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