Developing consultant care on delivery suite

Author: Hackett, Mark

Source: Health Manpower Management, Volume 24, Number 6, 1998 , pp. 229-233(5)

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Abstract:

The success ofThe need to develop a consultant presence on the delivery suite has never been greater given the emerging quality agenda that is occurring within the speciality. This is identifying a clear impetus for changing consultant practice and also meeting the needs of women more effectively. The article describes these trends, the impetus for change and identifies practically how such a change was achieved within the largest women's hospital in the UK. It defines the basis for building a vision for an improved future and the practical use of management and transformational leadership skills to change consultant behaviour and attitudes with a clear set of outcomes that were achieved.

Keywords: Consultant; Health Care; Hospitals; National Health Service; Quality; United Kingdom

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09552069810239263

Publication date: June 1, 1998

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