Stuart Rose can help promote great leadership in the NHS

Fri 14 Feb 2014

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Speaking after the announcement that Stuart Rose will be advising the Health Secretary on management and leadership in the NHS, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'Managers will welcome the oxygen of attention because they have a crucial role in great patient care. MiP hopes Stuart Rose will look at the big picture in which our members work. He could contribute to a positive vision of what successful managers do.

'In particular MiP asks Stuart Rose to do three things:

'First, study existing examples of great management in the NHS. How can that spread everywhere? Stability of leadership teams is a key factor, dangerously overlooked in Whitehall.

'Secondly, look urgently at why so many top hospital jobs are vacant, despite being among the most interesting in public service. We're in big trouble because skilled managers have decided you can't succeed in these jobs.

'Thirdly, consider how non stop re-organisation, external interference and red tape unnecessarily distracts managers from their focus on patients and the staff caring for them. '

'MiP would welcome the opportunity to meet with Stuart Rose to share with him the experiences of our members.'




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