In this topical and insightful book of readings, George Boak and Helen Jones have created an excellent platform for enabling senior health care managers and clinicians to reflect upon and share insights and findings derived from their research and practical experiences in embracing innovation and change. The papers speak for themselves as follows:
Carole Langrick Strategic Health Authorities - competent for the future?
Ian Cameron The scars on my back: exploring leadership in a changing NHS.
Stephanie Stanwick Towards a model of effective partnership working.
John Kitson The competencies required for effective partnership working...
Thelma Holland Key characteristics of effective partnership working.
Lynda Hanson Team working in primary care.
Judith Holbrey Multi-disciplinary team working and participative empowerment.
Andrea Hopkins Engaging clinicians in decision making...
Mark Crowther Organisational learning and organisational development.
Mary Courtney Values and culture in an NHS Trust.
Tony Dearden How do doctors and managers make decisions together?
Martin Jones Social distance in leadership.
Mike Porte Towards Clinical Governance.
Jayne Barnes Creating new organisations - NHS Direct and NHS professionals.
Karen Picking Achieving innovation and complex change - modernisation through creative collaboration.