Posts Tagged ‘Management’

Quality goes up when doctors sit on trust boards

Patient satisfaction rates are higher and patient morbidity rates lower when NHS trusts have more doctors on their boards, research suggests. Research by ...

Are doctors from Mars and managers from Venus?

Firstly, thank you for making me feel welcome and responding to my first blog on Hospital Dr! In my blogs I'd like to unpick the doctor-manager relationsh...

Staff survey results question NHS management

The proportion of staff who would recommend their NHS trust as a place to work continues to decrease, a poll reveals. The NHS staff survey shows that only...

Advice on organisational skills and managing meetings

The MDU has developed advice for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the sixth article in this series guiding you through the more common ...

Doctors as managers: a guide to developing the right skills

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the fifth of a series of articles guiding doctors through the m...

Myers-Briggs should try running an NHS service

I’ve got to be more positive. I know this because, as part of our clinical director training programme (or “brainwashing”, as it’s known locally) I...

GMC hasn’t proved the case for revalidation

So, the world has changed again. Locally our trust has lost yet another chief executive at no notice, and nationally that nice Mr Lansley has told the GMC ...

Step forward all those wannabe chief execs

Trusts and regulators are seemingly obsessed with creating leadership development strategies at the moment. It’s partly a response to Darzi’s next stag...

Monitor discusses clinician business academy

Monitor has been in talks with foundation trusts and the Treasury over funding for a business academy to train clinicians for senior NHS management roles. ...

Barriers to career progession for medical managers

A new study involving 22 trust chief executives with medical backgrounds provides important insight into medical leadership within the NHS. Medical chief...

What would Noel Coward say on being a doctor?

The trouble with going on holiday is that when you get back you need another one to recover from the backlog! Actually that is unfair to the HCSA team who ...