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What are the driving forces behind the increasing complexity of patient doctor communication?
Stan Lee created a world of superheroes. Do we need one to solve our deep rooted problems?
The NHS is huge and complex. The numerous organisations which form its constituent parts continually evolve, divide, grow and merge. Processes, authority and responsibilities forever shift with each change of the political winds. How can any single person ever expect to exert a worthwhile degree of influence, even if they wanted to?
Over the course of 137 pages, ‘A Guide to Medical Leadership & The NHS 2018-19’ explores the history, structures and finance of the NHS. We consider the key drivers of organisational change, the conflicting challenges facing the NHS and the different approaches being taken by each of the four home nations of the UK. Revised July 2018, we continually relate the ‘big’ topics to everyday leadership for doctors and clinicians of all disciplines.
Both versions of the book include exercises which are designed to help you develop your thoughts and experiences by committing them to writing. The newest version of our non-printable PDF has been created with this in mind, and allows you type in responses to exercises within the digital document which can then be saved for future reference.
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1.01 ‘A moral and professional responsibility’
1.02 Your current perceptions
2.01 What do you think?
2.02 Financial headlines
2.03 The triple aim and the triple tension
2.04 Politics and inconsistency
2.05 What does the British public think?
2.06 Evidence based medical leadership
2.07 What do patients and their carers think?
2.09 NHS culture
2.10 Workforce morale
3.01 Can there be a positive way forward?
3.02 Typical reactions to change
3.03 What is changing at present?
3.04 Drivers of change: PESTLE
3.05 PESTLE interactions and impact
3.06 Choosing your response to change
4.01 Why is history important?
4.02 The birth of the NHS
4.03 Founding principles of the NHS
4.04 Prescription charges – an early change
4.05 A history of innovation, progress and achievement
4.06 Key reports and restructures
4.07 Five Year Forward View (5YFV)
4.08 Time for a new plan?
5.01 Who are ‘The NHS’?
5.02 Common organisational elements of the four NHS systems
5.03 The structure of the NHS in England
5.04 The structure and direction of the NHS is Scotland
5.05 The structure and direction of the NHS in Wales
5.06 The structure and direction of the NHS in Northern Ireland
5.07 Your interaction within the structure
6.01 Where does the money come from?
6.02 The deficit
6.03 How does the money flow?
6.04 Population age distribution
6.05 The impact of lifestyle
6.06 Comparisons with different countries
6.07 The NHS workforce
6.08 Property and PFI
6.09 ‘Unwarranted variations’
6.10 An ‘ethical duty to prevent waste’
6.11 Difficult decisions
7.01 Dare to be optimistic for the NHS?
7.02 Your reflections
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