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Stakeholders: key to understanding context?

How should you decide which aspects of context to analyse in order to apply research to improve clinical practice? Can I suggest that stakeholders who have high interest, influence and power are best able to identify the key aspects of

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Posted in clinical practice, context, culture, evidence, health care services, improvement, leadership

Leaders vs Managers when implementing improvement?

What if I answer my question in the first sentence, saying both are important – will you read on to find out more? It is common to summarise differences between leadership and management; The manager’s job is to plan, organize

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What skills do you need to improve?

Many of us have accepted challenges to improve a service in which we have worked. Sometimes we were successful. But often when were not, we just moved on to a different place and project. Sometimes lessons have been learned, but

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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