NHS urged to move to new leadership model
Friday, 25 May 2012
A new method of leadership in the NHS could bring about decreased infection and mortality rates, as well as financial savings, research has suggested.
The report by health charity The King's Fund noted that organisations with engaged staff provide a better experience for patients, while employee motivation is also higher.
"Put simply, organisations with more engaged clinicians and staff achieve better outcomes and experiences for the patients they serve," the study stated.
The research also suggested that the NHS's staff will be depended upon to ensure that the organisation meets its challenges of driving up quality of care for patients and populations, finding productivity gains and making government reforms work.
It comes after Dr Rick Norris, chartered psychologist and author of Think Yourself Happy, underlined that employee motivation could improve among businesses if staff were given more input in decisions.
The expert cited the NHS as an example where significant changes have been planned without consulting several health professionals./script>