Professor Stephen Gilliam, GP in Luton and Director of Undergraduate Public Health Teaching for the University of Cambridge has recently published a guide to help undergraduate, junior doctors and more experienced practitioners become effective leaders and managers. The guide called Leadership and Management for Doctors in Training a practical guide was published by Radcliffe Publishing in April 2011.
The book is designed to help new doctors with relevant theory and practice via three primary guidelines:
- You already have more leadership and management knowledge and experience than you realise
- Management and Leadership are core medical skills
- Management and Leadership skills development continues over a professional lifetime
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh states in the forward that Clinical leadership across the NHS may take many forms ranging from frontline leaders who provide excellent service through a spectrum of clinical innovators and academics, to those who provide leadership through their professional bodies or through managerial involvement at various levels in their employing institution.
This admirable book is aimed at young clinicians and invites them, through a series of vignettes and issues coupled with practical theory, to enter the world of management. I hope that everyone who reads this book will accept that invitation, because it is only through effective service design, management and change that we can practise medicine in the way and in the environment that is best for both patients and clinicians.
ISBN: 978 184619 416 0
Paperback , 160pp