Models of Medical Leadership (completed 2011)

In collaboration with the University of Warwick, HSMC undertook a two year research project into models of medical leadership and their effectiveness.

The project, commenced in January 2009, and began by exploring the ways in which clinical professionals are engaged in the management and leadership of healthcare organisations across England with a view to developing a typology of structures. The second phase provided an in-depth exploration of case study sites to determine whether there are particular structures which advantageously facilitate engagement in medical leadership. This covered behaviours within these structures, including dynamics between medical leaders and managers, and how these clinical professionals are supported, prepared and developed within these roles.

Further information

Helen Dickinson,


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

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