Clinical leadership: what is it and how do we facilitate it?Robin Gauld
1 Dean’s Department, School of Business, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Correspondence to: Robin Gauld, Dean’s Department, School of Business, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal of Primary Health Care 9(1) 5-8 https://doi.org/10.1071/HC16041
Published: 10 February 2017
This is an open access article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Clinical leadership has been on the New Zealand policy agenda since the launch of the 2009 In Good Hands report, yet performance in supporting its development has been variable. The 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy renews the emphasis on clinical leadership, but with few details for what this is, what the expectations are and how clinical leadership might be supported. This article backgrounds the field and provides some pointers for policymakers and the sector if New Zealand is to take the lead on clinical leadership.
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