New Public Management And Leadership-Whether There Is Any Contingent Relationship Between Leadership Style And Performance Status: Evidence From An English National Health Service (NHS) Trust
Source: University of Delaware
This paper investigates the leadership requirements for the National Health Service (NHS) in UK in the context of a complex and dynamic environment of shared power arrangement for health services in the UK by examining the evidence from a PhD research project in an English ambulance service (for confidentiality referred to as Delta trust). The authors argue that effective leadership style in the NHS will necessitate a successful partnership and team work between individual organisations, politicians, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders within the complex network of the NHS to improve performance requirement, service delivery and care given to the patients. The opening quote symbolizes the importance of effective leadership in the UK health sector.