The Centre for Innovation in Health Management has developed a suite of programmes designed to harness the power medical leaders have in NHS Commissioning, and the knock-on effects in the relationships across medical leaders in any health system. The purpose of this milti-dimensional approach is to develop core and shared understanding of how to effect systems change, how to be strategic, how to work together in partnerships as peers, and how to use medical power effectively locally.
Our programme takes a systems perspective to enable Medical Leaders to lead systems innovation and change; manage effective current service delivery; build effective relationships within and across organisations and sector in service to patients; be strategic; develop capable local teams; and improve services.
We have designed a 3-tiered programme as follows
(a) A programme for the Senate level leaders – these are the medical directors and their immediate reports from across primary, secondary, tertiary care, including mental health services. This is focused on strategic change and innovation.
(b) A programme for clinical directors and commissioning leads – working on effecting core service change where there needs to be better collaboration and where services need to be negotiated across boundaries
(c) A programme for GP practice leads and Practice Managers – focusing on how to lead systems innovation and change; more effectively commission current and future service delivery; build effective relationships within and across organisations and sectors in service to patients; be strategic; develop capable local teams; and improve services