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Is there evidence for leadership in healthcare?

The concept of leadership is considered important for clinical practice, but the research evidence for the benefits of leadership, particularly on patient care are sparse. There are some explanations for this… The management literature is heavy with theoretical articles describing

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Posted in clinical outcomes, clinical practice, evidence, healthcare professional, leadership, management

Keys to improving healthcare services

Can innovation be led by clinicians and professionals in local healthcare services? Can these innovations drive improved services for patients? It seems possible – at least in a recent learning report produced by the Health Foundation, who sponsored 32 Shine

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Posted in health care services, healthcare professional, implementation, improvement, information, innovation, learning, organisation

knowledge to change practice

Recognising different types of knowledge helps to explain some of the difficulties of changing practice. I will summarise an impressive conceptual article that sadly, is not available via open access.  If we think about knowledge in its broader sense, it

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Posted in change, clinical practice, evidence, healthcare professional, knowledge, organisation, using research

Using research in clinical practice

Research findings need to be translated into information that is meaningful for clinicians, managers, policy makers, patients and their families. There is a need to exchange and transform knowledge between those producing and using it. Not only do clinicians need

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