Project: Examining Commissioners Leadership Behaviour

Peer reviewed and published

This project was submitted on 10/11/2015, published on 17/08/2015 by British Journal of Healthcare Management , and peer reviewed by British Journal of Healthcare Management

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) now control around two-thirds of the NHS budget, influencing healthcare provider priorities and playing a key role in implementing the NHS plan. However, significant failures in healthcare have highlighted a dissonance between expressed values of leaders and everyday routine practices. This research explores the leadership behaviour of commissioners and the role it plays in determining quality and safety in healthcare. The research took a two phase approach: phase 1 used focused video ethnography to observe commissioners in a mock board room setting; phase 2 employed a quantative questionnaire to determine the leadership behaviours that subordinates would expect their commissioners to adopt. The findings of this research identified that the leadership style most prevalent within the commissioners was transactional in nature. The questionnaire to subordinates of commissioners identified that transformational leadership had the best outcome on staff performance if this was linked to positive leadership style. In addition, commissioners appear to lack consistency when analysing risks effectively and holding providers to account, citing issues such as ‘professional drift’ and concerns over further scrutiny, as validation for this approach. This confusion of leadership behaviours, allied with poor analyse of risk leaves commissioners prone to repeating previous healthcare failures.

Masters
Leadership
Healthcare

Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University

University
Centre for Public Health
Public Health
Public Health
Henry Cotton Building ,
Liverpool ,
Merseyside,
England

Principal Investigator: Mr Peter Bohan

peter.bohan@nhs.net
47 Brookhurst Road ,
Bromborough ,
Wirral ,
Merseyside,
CH63 0EH,
England
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Leadership Quality Safety Healthcare
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) now control around two-thirds of the NHS budget, influencing healthcare provider priorities and playing a key role in implementing the NHS plan. However, significant failures in healthcare have highlighted a dissonance between expressed values of leaders and everyday routine practices. This research explores the leadership behaviour of commissioners and the role it plays in determining quality and safety in healthcare.

Other Researchers: Graham Mitchell

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