Professor Ian Kirkpatrick, Professor of Work and Organisation
Patient healthcare has been shown to improve when doctors and clinicians are closely involved in the management of health services. However, it can be difficult for clinicians to spend time in the boardroom and the operating theatre.
Professor Ian Kirkpatrick has made a significant contribution to increasing understanding of this problem - and proposing ways to overcome it. This research, undertaken through the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), has been distilled into training and educational material which has been delivered to National Health Service (NHS) staff and guidance which has been used by NHS organisations to improve practice. This research is having an impact by contributing to improved and more efficient patient healthcare in several NHS trusts in the UK.
Leeds led a 4 year EU COST Action examining the development of medical manager roles across European health systems.Read more
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