Supporting implementation of health service change

Shute, Rebecca, Harrison, Kay, Forsyth, Kirsty, Melton, Jane, Thompson, Simon and Fear, Chris (2012) Supporting implementation of health service change. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 18 (12). pp. 638-643. doi:10.12968/bjhc.2012.18.12.638

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This article describes how health service transformation can be aided by using 'practice development' as a vehicle for change at times of economic uncertainty. It explores the importance of understanding the needs of individuals in the workforce when engaging in a process of development and emphasises the importance of equipping leaders with the tools to understand individual practitioner's capacity to engage in a process of development. A review of existing measurement tools summarised within the paper indicates a paucity of valid and reliable instruments to support leaders to identify individual support needs at time of transformation and change. The article therefore recommends the development of further tools to support leaders to understand and respond to the individual needs within the workforce at times of development and change.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude to Change; Health Personnel; Organizational Change; Professional Practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 11:33
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:55

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