Models of medical leadership research

HSMC have announed the findings of a two-year research project on 'Models of Medical Leadership'. This study investigated medical leadership in England, mapping the structures that NHS Trusts use to organise medical leadership and the types of practices and processes that operationalise this in practice. The study also tried to link structures and processes of medical leadership to the performance of organisations.

The study found that although there have been significant improvements to medical leadership over the last decade, medical leaders are often still more likely to be 'keen amateurs' than 'skilled professionals'. If medical leaders are to succeed then we need to invest in the support and development of these individuals in order to overcome the many barriers that exist to these roles at present.

Download the full report 'Models of Medical Leadership and their effectiveness: an exploratory study'

Further information

If you would like to know more about this area of research, please contact Helen Dickinson,