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Leadership in the NHS What can the Department of Health learn from Gerry Robinson – the programme?

Leadership in the NHS What can the Department of Health learn from Gerry Robinson – the programme? Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine Gerry Robinson's television series and what lessons the Department of Health might learn from it. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the recent TV series and draws conclusions from it. Findings – It is apparent that more might well be achieved by NHS managers leading change via active involvement at the “coal face”. Such a transition would improve morale and would be a move towards establishing an innovative learning culture within NHS organisations. A companion article provides the same service on improving hospital through‐put. Originality/value – Some useful lessons for the Department of Health are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leadership in Health Services Emerald Publishing

Leadership in the NHS What can the Department of Health learn from Gerry Robinson – the programme?

Leadership in Health Services , Volume 21 (3): 7 – Jul 18, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1751-1879
DOI
10.1108/17511870810892985
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine Gerry Robinson's television series and what lessons the Department of Health might learn from it. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the recent TV series and draws conclusions from it. Findings – It is apparent that more might well be achieved by NHS managers leading change via active involvement at the “coal face”. Such a transition would improve morale and would be a move towards establishing an innovative learning culture within NHS organisations. A companion article provides the same service on improving hospital through‐put. Originality/value – Some useful lessons for the Department of Health are presented.

Journal

Leadership in Health ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 18, 2008

Keywords: Leadership; National Health Service; Health services; Managers; Learning; Organizational culture

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