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Clinical Leadership – Investing in the Primary Care Workforce – new publication

5th September 2019

A framework for investing in primary care clinical leadership

General Practice is about to embark on period of significant change underpinned by the NHS Long Term Plan and the new GP Contract. Clinical leadership is the cornerstone of the four building blocks of organisational development in Primary Care  and is a fundamental response to the plan, as well as vision set out in The Next Steps to the Strategic Clinical Framework for London

In light of the need to ensure that clinical leadership is central to primary care transformation agenda, this document aims to help STPs, commissioners and providers to:

  • Understand the positive impact of investing in clinical leadership and the importance of identifying clinical leaders, for example – Clinical Directors for every Primary Care Network
  • Adopt a systems based leadership approach to help STPs as they move towards integrated care partnerships and to establish fit-for-purpose and sustainable primary care networks
  • Create a substantial and sustainable link for local systems with National planning through effective leadership to deliver place-based integrated health care.
  • Understand how to approach the investment for clinical leadership and what needs to be considered in a more consistent and systematic manner.

Written by:

Prof. Becky Malby, Professor of Health Systems Innovation, London South Bank University;

Preeti Sud, Head of Strategy Unit, Mid and South Essex group of hospitals (formerly Head of Programmes at UCL Partners)

Jonty Heaversedge, NHS England (London) Medical Director for Primary Care and Digital Transformation

Shanika Sharma, Workforce Clinical Lead, Transforming Primary Care Programme

Sultana Rahman, Assistant Programme Director, Transforming Primary Care Team

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the London Transforming Primary Care Clinical Cabinet for their support and input to the production of this document.

You can read the document here: HLP Clinical Leadership – Investing in the Primary Care Workforce

You can read the Case study on Developing Clinical leadership in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge here

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