Let’s run this up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it? (Management speak)

6 02 2009

Some random thoughts.

The vast majority of managers in the NHS have no management training whatsoever. Most are promoted from other disciplines which themselves do not include any formal management training or assessment.

The few managers that do have formal training will either have a Business Administration qualification or perhaps a very small number with a Medical Management qualification. The evidence that the theories taught on such courses are worthwhile or effective is difficult to come by.

Medicine is not a business. It is not run for profit nor can generate income or customers in the same way.

There is poor interaction between clinicians and management.

winning-photographClinicians have concerns about the level of management skills in the NHS, probably now being mirrored in senior management and the plethora of “leadership” initiatives.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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