Evaluate and reflect on the leadership styles in health and social care situations and discuss the impact of effective leadership and management using evidence based outcomes interventions to support your arguments

This assessment is an opportunity for students to look critically at the effect of successful/unsuccessful leadership and management within the health and social care.
Students will be expected to draw on government policies and reports to support their discussion and critical debate. Whilst critiquing the leadership and management styles and theories used in the health and social care sector students will be expected to identify the impact this has on the overall outcomes of service delivered to this particular group.
Learning outcome:
2: To critically analyse and apply change theories in work related setting.
3: Evaluate and reflect on theories of leadership/management relevant to various health and social care situations.
4: To critically discuss the impact of effective leadership and management in the health and social care sector.
5: Evaluate and critique evidence based outcome interventions.

Introduction: include what you are covering in your essay. Specify the theories that you will evaluate. Avoid use of pronouns such as I and we. Keep in the present tense avoid the future tense i.e.
will, going.

Define leadership and mention some qualities of a leader.

Discuss the importance of leadership in the NHS in relation to patient/client care outcomes (high profile cases Bristol cardiac surgery, Mid Staffordshire, Elaine Bromley 2005 as discussed in class
Why do health care practitioners need leadership skills? (Changing care context, quality of care and managing change).

Reports to mention: Francis inquiry 2013 and the Berwick report 2013 A promise to learn, a commitment to act (10 recommendations) don\’t mention all of them but highlight some themes.

Leadership styles (these are the 3 most common types – autocratic, democratic and laissez faire) discuss strengths and weaknesses. Discuss whether these are effective in health/social care.

Contingency theories (adapting to situations and circumstances) is this useful?

New theories servant leadership and the distributed/shared leadership & patient leadership. Are these any better?

Reinforce why leadership is important for health care practitioners

Conclusion summarise what you have discussed. Avoid any new material

Here are some suggestions but not an extensive list:
(Ensure that you refer to material from the Kings Fund)

Barr and Dowding 2012 ch 1 the nature of leadership, ch 2 what makes a leader and ch 4 theories of leadership

Change article on BB week 3 has a section on leadership theories

The future of leadership & management No more heroes report from the Kings Fund (web)

Towards a new model of leadership for NHS by John Storey and Richard Holti (web)