Challenging from the margins into the mainstream - improving renal services in a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit
Can the development, both clinical and managerial, of practitioners involved in healthcare be enriched by connecting action learning principles and practice with research on 'tempered radicals'? Might such connection also assist the efforts of patients and their advocates to create more holistic approaches to patient care? This paper explores these questions with reference to a UK Department of Health project to improve renal services. The prime focus is the experience of a set of set advisers who 'held the ring' on the project, supporting the work of the sets and attempting to make sense of the emerging learning.