BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Mar 27;24(3):212-20. Epub 2015 Jan 27.
Department of Human Resources, School of Management, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
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BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Nov 21;14:566. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
Background: Improved management of clinicians' time and practice is advocated to address increasing demands on healthcare provision in the UK National Health Service (NHS). Human resource management (HRM) is associated with improvements in organisational performance and outcomes within and outside of healthcare, but with limited use in managing individual clinicians. This may reflect the absence of effective and transferrable models. Read More
BMJ Qual Saf 2013 Nov 8;22(11):948-55. Epub 2013 Jun 8.
Department of Gastroenterology, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital, , Portsmouth, UK.
Background: Appraisal, or independent performance review (IPR) is used in human resources management in the commercial and public sectors to evaluate the performance of an employee against agreed local organisational expectations and objectives, and to identify their requirements for development and effective management. IPR for NHS consultants may provide essential information for job planning, contribute towards medical appraisal for revalidation, and facilitate productivity and quality improvement.
Aims: To develop a framework for IPR for consultants, and to determine attitudes on its value, process and content. Read More
Health Technol Assess 2010 Oct;14(51):1-334, iv
Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Background: In recent years human resource management (HRM) has been seen as an important factor in the successful realisation of organisational change programmes. The UK NHS is undergoing substantial organisational change and there is a need to establish which human resource (HR) initiatives may be most effective.
Objectives: To assess the results from a wide-ranging series of systematic reviews of the evidence on HRM and performance. Read More
J Health Organ Manag 2013 ;27(3):312-29
School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.
Purpose: While there has been substantial discussion about the potential for clinical leadership in improving quality and safety in healthcare, there has been little robust study. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a qualitative study with clinicians and clinician managers to gather opinions on the appropriate content of an educational initiative being planned to improve clinical leadership in quality and safety among medical, nursing and allied health professionals working in primary, community and secondary care.
Design/methodology/approach: In total, 28 clinicians and clinician managers throughout the state of Victoria, Australia, participated in focus groups to provide advice on the development of a clinical leadership program in quality and safety. Read More