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Leadership

Leadership

Effective quality improvement requires both clinical and non-clinical leadership and it is important that the time requirement for this is recognised and legitimised. This topic examines examples of leadership within quality improvement interventions and how general practice leaders can engage their workforce in new ways of working.

  • Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcastJoin Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams, two GPs in the Greater Manchester area, on the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast as they interview specialists from different subject areas with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians.
  • Leadership Development Opportunities for primary care in Greater ManchesterThe North West Leaderships Academy have developed a wide menu of leadership development opportunities for primary care colleagues across Greater Manchester.
  • Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)This new part-time masters degree aims to help people to develop the leadership skills needed to lead neighbourhoods and networks and deliver integrated health and social care services in line with the NHS longterm plan and the new GP contract. Anyone who works in primary care in Greater Manchester may be eligible for a bursary to support their fees.
  • GP partnership review: final reportThis report details the findings of the GP partnership review led by Dr Nigel Watson and makes final recommendations to Government. The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice.
  • The General Practice podcastsThe General Practice podcasts published by Ockham Healthcare cover a wide range of issues faced by general practitioners and colleuegs in local primary care teams.
  • Primary care developmentThis briefing outlines training and masterclasses organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners for non clinical practice staff working in primary care. Whether you’re looking to train non-clinical practice staff, further develop your practice managers or seeking to improve or support practices, the RCGP is here as your independent, critical-friend to support and facilitate.
  • Time for Care learning in action programmeThe Time for Care programme is at the heart of the General Practice Forward View's support for practices to redesign their care and manage demand more sustainably. Using a variety of means this initiative provided by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement team will give every practice in England the chance to learn about proven innovations that release time for care.
  • General Practice Improvement Leaders ProgrammeThe General Practice Improvement Leaders Programme is a free training programme designed for GPs, practice managers, nurses, project managers and facilitators working in general practice to support the GP Forward View. The programme provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team offers step-by-step tools and techniques to help build skills and confidence to lead service redesign in general practice.
  • NHS North West Leadership Academy Mentoring SchemeThe North West Leadership Academy Mentoring Scheme is open to GPs, Practice Managers and wider practice teams across Greater Manchester.
  • e-Learning for Healthcaree-Learning for Healthcare offers an extensive catalogue of e-learning programmes that enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
  • Life QIThe Life QI online platform is a project and programme management tool for quality improvement, using quality improvement approaches and techniques.
  • Spreading the adoption of innovation into practiceIn this video published by The King's Fund Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, shares her experiences of working with within Academic Health Sceence Networks (AHSNs) to spread the adoption of innovation into practice across the NHS.
  • Embedding a culture of quality improvementThis report published by the King’s Fund explores the factors that have helped organisations to launch a quality improvement strategy, and the key enablers for sustaining a focus on continuous quality improvement.
  • Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leadersThis briefing paper co-authored by The King's Fund and The Health Foundation outlines 10 lessons for NHS leaders that provide a starting point for leaders seeking to embed quality improvement in their work.
  • QI Ready eLearning modulesThe RCGP has produced eLearning modules to compliment the QI Ready network and self-accreditation process. There are a suite of three modules that will assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies.
  • Effect of quality improvement programme on leadership, innovation and use of quality improvement methods in general practiceThis study aimed to investigate the effect of quality improvement training on leadership behaviour, culture of innovation and adoption of QI methods in general practice.
  • NHS Leadership AcademyThe NHS Leadership Academy offers leadership development resources for individuals and organisations in the NHS, including the healthcare leadership model, a talent management conversation tool and coaching register.
  • QI Ready self-accreditationQI Ready is a self approval tool to assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies. It offers clear examples of QI in practice and will help you to improve your knowledge and skills in this field.
  • Developing People – Improving CareThis national framework sets out a shared vision for team leaders at every level of the NHS to develop improvement and leadership capabilities among their staff and themselves.
  • Patients as partners: Building collaborative relationships among professionals, patients, carers and communitiesThis guide publsihed by the King's Fund explores shared leadership and what helps to build effective collaborative relationships among health and care professionals, patients, service users, carers and communities.
  • Healthcare Leadership ModelThe Healthcare Leadership Model developed by the NHS Leadership Academy describes the things you can see leaders doing at work and demonstrates how you can develop as a leader, even if you’re not in a formal leadership role.
  • Transforming General Practice: what are the levers for change?This briefing and accompanying literature review extrapolates learning from current and past use of incentives to encourage change in General Practice.
  • Effective networks for improvementThis learning report published by the Health Foundation will help those who want to use networks as a mechanism for change, and guide improvement leaders to ensure their networks are designed and run in line with what works best.
  • High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations, and Reduce CostsThis white paper published by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement presents three interdependent dimensions of leadership that together define high-impact leadership in health care
  • Towards a new model of leadershipThis briefing paper published by the NHS Leadership Academy reviews the body of evidence which could contribute to a new Leadership Model for the NHS fit for current and future purpose.
  • How to change practice: understand, identify and overcome barriers to changeThis guide published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides practical suggestions based on evidence and experience to help managers and clinicians influence changes in practice.
  • The future of leadership and management in the NHS: No more heroesThis report published by the King's Fund explores leadership and management in the NHS and in particular the model of the ‘hero’ chief executive, prevalent in public service over recent years.
  • The role of leaders in high performing health systemsThis briefing paper published by the King’s Fund paper explores the role that leaders have played in high performing health systems across the globe. Although not primary care-specific, it offers an interesting insight in the role of leaders and a good reference list for further reading.
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