Four aspects of organisational culture which might better promote innovative and high-quality care in the NHS are said to comprise:
- An inspiring vision and strategy.
- A culture of inclusion and participation.
- More open team and cross-boundary working.
- Greater support and autonomy for staff to innovate.
“Compassionate leadership creates the necessary conditions for innovation among individuals, in teams, in the process of inter-teamworking, at the level of organisational functioning as a whole, and in cross-boundary or systems working”. (p.5).
West, M. Eckert, R. Collins, B. [and] Chowla, R. (2017). Caring to change: how compassionate leadership can stimulate innovation in health care. London: King’s Fund / Health Foundation, May 4th 2017.
King’s Fund – Leadership and Organisational Development Team
General advice / guidance on coping with the challenges of new care models, sustainability and transformation plans, and accountable care organisations:
Hulks, S. Walsh, N. [and] Powell, M. (2017). Leading across the health and care system: lessons from experience. London: King’s Fund, 2017.
NHS Healthcare Leadership Model: Nine Dimensions of Leadership
According to the NHS Leadership Academy (now part of HEE), nine dimensions of leadership comprise:
- Inspiring Shared Purpose.
- Leading With Care.
- Evaluating Information.
- Connecting Services.
- Sharing Vision.
- Engaging the Team.
- Holding to Account.
- Developing Capability.
- Influencing for Results.
Healthcare Leadership Model: the nine dimensions of leadership behaviour. Leeds: NHS Leadership Academy, November 13th 2013.
Note: There is a selected list of further recent influential leadership models and approaches.
The Cascading Leadership Pilot
Possibly of interest:
Weaks, L. Naylor, D. Trimble, A. [et al] (2017). Cascading Leadership: a new model to support leadership in the voluntary and community sector. London: King’s Fund, May 18th 2017.
NHS Improvement’s National Framework for Leadership Development
Developing People – Improving Care: A national framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services. London: NHS Improvement. August 2017.
Leading Large Scale Change (NHS England)
NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have re-developed a document (part of the Facilitating Large Scale Change Skills Development Programme) about using effective leadership as a fulcrum for leveraging much-needed large-scale transformational change in the provision of new models for health and care.
Leading Large Scale Change. [Online]: NHS England, September 2017.
This relates to:
Leading large-scale change: a practical guide. London: NHS England, September 2017.
There is also an Executive Summary.
An earlier NHS England report on compassionate leadership:
Building and strengthening leadership: leading with compassion. London: NHS England, November 2014.
Recommendations on integrated teamworking from an NHS Leadership Academy Masterclass:
Edmondson, A. (2019). Extreme teaming: How to deliver integrated care. Recommendations from an NHS Leadership Academy Masterclass. London: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, November 2019.