Book review: Leadership in Health Care
Leadership in Health Care
Jill Barr, Lesley Dowding
Everywhere in the NHS we require a concise approach to leadership and management.
There has never been a greater need to cultivate new leaders, or ‘rising stars’, and foster the wealth of experience already in place.
In practice, leadership is a highly taught component of almost all roles.
Whether clinical, operational or professional, the philosophies of leadership and management are paramount in the evolution of the health economy and workforce .
This publication is appropriately targeted at a spectrum of leaders and managers, including nurses and allied health professionals.
Written in a detailed and evidence-based way, with regular activities and case studies for analytical and critical thought, it promotes a credible approach to contemporary challenges.
This book will be popular with pre-registered nurses and postgraduate students, along with aspiring leaders, and those new to leadership and managerial roles in healthcare.
Its well-constructed format will allow readers to refer to key sections easily.
I have shared it with colleagues and they agreed about the book’s credibility across a spectrum of roles and levels.
Reviewed by Tom Challinor, care community service manager, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership