Person-Centred Leadership and Management

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HETI contributes to 2nd edition of International Practice Development in Health and Social Care

The second edition of International Practice Development in Health and Social Care was launched at the University of Wollongong on Thursday 17 June 2021. Published by, this fully revised and updated edition preserves its focus on developing person-centred, safe and effective evidence-based care that reflects the most recent health service modernisation agendas, clinical governance strategies, and quality improvement initiatives worldwide.

HETI Chief Executive, Adjunct Professor Annette Solman and co-authors Professor Kim Manley (East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust); Jane Christie (West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership); and Ian Setchfield(East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust) shared their knowledge and insights on Systems Leadership Enablement of Collaborative Healthcare Practices. The chapter highlights that person-centred systems leadership and management capability development of health care staff are important to enable a collaborative healthcare system that is underpinned by a contemporary and holistic education strategy.

“Person-Centred Leadership and Management are necessary to effectively and authentically engage healthcare staff and patients for better outcomes.”

Key takeaways on Systems Leadership Enablement of Collaborative Healthcare Practices

  • Facilitation and leadership skills are key enablers to conversations that engage and matter to staff and to patients.
  • Blending designated and distributed leadership supports sustainable changes in practice.
  • Collaborative action enquiry supports more subjective views that value diversity and equality toward action and change.

More about the guide

Designed to empower multi-professional healthcare teams including nurses, midwives, allied healthcare and medical practitioners, clinical educators, practice development (PD) coordinators, health and social care leaders, managers and commissioners, and students and trainees from all the healthcare professions to transform both the culture and context of care, this guide:

  • Offers an accessible, interactive approach to a variety of complementary improvement approaches that integrate learning, development, improvement, knowledge translation and enquiry
  • Delivers practical PD strategies guided by values of compassion, safety, efficacy, and person-centredness
  • Provides recommendations for prioritising wellbeing in the workplace, enabling team effectiveness, and fostering collaboration and inclusion across health and social care systems
  • Includes numerous real-world examples that connect theory with practice and illustrate field-tested PD methods
  • Features contributions from Australia, Scandinavia, the UK, Germany, New Zealand, and the Netherlands, underscoring the text’s international focus.

The book and e-book are available from several leading book sellers.