Advanced Clinical Leadership
Assessment - Case-based coursework based on the critical reflection on the relevance of clinical leadership principles for the provision of improved quality in health care service
Learning outcome 1: Explain how the different types, modalities and meanings of clinical leadership are used to inform, support and manage clinical decision-making.
Learning outcome 2: Explore the concept of leadership In the health care context
Learning outcome 3: Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the range of disciplines, approaches, tools and challenges involved in the NHS health care settings.
Learning outcome 4: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the governing functions, roles, purposes, benefits and concerns of leadership in the NHS.
C1. Discuss and critically assess the purpose, components, and key challenges, of clinical leadership,
C2. Analyse and critically explore the domains of the leadership framework, approaches, and techniques to support the requirements in leadership skills development.
C3. Critically discuss contemporary approaches to the design and implementation of information and knowledge audits, policies, products and services.
S1. Reflect on the relationship between a health need and service management technique/technology in healthcare.
S2. Use the NHS Leadership framework to enable effective and successful service improvement in health care.
3,000 word case-based critical reflection on the relevance of clinical leadership principles for the provision of improved quality in health care services.
You should initially identify a workplace challenge within the title of your assignment and align this to your leadership style and impact.
An example could be ‘Redesigning the patient pathway through collaborative leadership`
Assignment title: "Compassionate Leadership for addressing burnout of therapists in a Private Pediatric Therapy Clinic in the UK"
CHALLENGE: Burnout of therapists working in a Private Pediatric Therapy Clinic due to high workload??
Compassionate leadership aligns with me due to:
?INJF (introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging) personality type
q Strengths: compassionate, organised, sensitive to the needs of others, both emotional and logical, focused on the future, deep relationships
q Weaknesses: can be overly sensitive, overly high expectations
This assignment should be broken down into the following sections:
Section 1 Your problem and your leadership style: (1000 words)
Critical analysis of your own leadership behaviours and how they impact on the quality of care offered to patients within the service you work in or have worked in. To complete this assignment, it is essential to have reflected on your own leadership style and how this is impacting on your clinical work.
Section 2 The tool and example of the tool used in practice : (1000 words)
This section should address how you are addressing the problem. You should outline the process you have taken to evaluate the ‘problem` in more depth. You could input the outputs here from using the tool with a simple explanation of why this was used.
If you are not currently working, you should outline here how this tool would benefit your workplace challenge by analysing the evidence for the chosen tool from the literature.
This can be overwhelming as there are so many. So break this down by approach. The ones we have outlines in this module are often the most popular and easy to use in practice such as:
• Process mapping
• Driver diagrams
• 30 60 90
This is different to previous years work in this area in the examples.
You should complete the action in the work place. You should demonstrate feedback from others here in your work (like I have done it)
Taking feedback from others and demonstrating in section 3 how you will act upon the learning is important to self awareness and development within the ACP framework. (hypothetically, like I have already done it)
Section 3: Your impact and evaluation (1000 words)
This final section should link to your impact, you should integrate evidence here of your chosen leadership style and evidence around the impact of your chosen tool. Following this details around what changed within the service if you are working. You could provide quotes or feedback from the session you organised. If the outcome was not what was desired here you could provide an alternative approach, or reflect on the differences found. Or again bring in an alternative critical view to the application chosen.
We may repeat initial assesments to see change.
• Then I may reflect on how it went and if am I the right person for this change?
Can I improve aspects of my ‘personality` to improve change?
Would a different leadership style yield better change?
and consider whether an alternative leadership style would have been more appropriate??
The impact framework
There are lots of ways to demonstrate change within work. Through narrative viewpoints and quotes from others to questionnaires and tools. (maybe repeat initial tools)
Ensure this section is focused on you and your clinical leadership behaviours.
What impact have you had on others with the approach you have taken to a workplace challenge.
The goal is to assess this impact and to demonstrate this within this section.
The focus is not on succeeding in making the improvement in work.
This is very important as if you focus on a work based problem totally without looking at your leadership behaviour, you will fail this assignment. The reason will be you have not answered the question to the assignment appropriately.
The assignment can be written in the first person but an objective balanced writing style needs to be maintained. This should be a critical reflection of an element of leadership practice you have implemented in your work-based environment, or a problem you have encountered and how you would prospectively make a service change using the evidence to support your decision making.