Leadership for health improvement: implementation and evaluation

Carr, Susan, Lhussier, Monique, Reynolds, Joanna, Hunter, David J. and Hannaway, Catherine (2009) Leadership for health improvement: implementation and evaluation. Journal of Health Organisation and Management, 23 (2). pp. 200-215. ISSN 1477-7266

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14777260910960939

Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to present a co-authored reflection on the health improvement leadership development programme and the key evaluation messages derived from piloting in an English National Health Service region. It highlights the specific attributes of this approach to health improvement leadership development and clarifies health improvement development issues.

Design/methodology/approach
Appreciative inquiry and soft systems methodology are combined in an evaluation approach designed to capture individual as well as organisation learning and how it impacts on leadership in specific contexts.

Findings
The evaluation exposes the health improvement leadership needs of a multi-organisation cohort, offers some explanations for successful achievement of learning needs while also exposing of the challenges and paradoxes faced in this endeavour.

Originality/value
There are limited reported templates of how to develop leadership for health improvement. This paper details a whole systems approach, acknowledging the impact of context on leadership and an approach to evaluating such complex initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Great Britain, National Health Service, medical care, leadership, health facilities
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 13:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 22:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3774

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