Organisational Leadership in Healthcare: What is it?

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Under directions from an organisation's governing body, organisational leaders are expected to design and implement policies and procedures to ensure the organisation’s mission is met in a safe and effective manner. These policies and procedures will be upheld by clinical leaders and staff.

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Effective leadership is an essential component of providing high-quality care. So essential, in fact, that leadership has been directly identified by Australia’s National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards as a key component of a safe and high-quality health system. NSQHS Standard 1: Clinical Governance, outlines three aspects of leadership that work towards this goal. These are governance, leadership and culture; organisational leadership; and clinical leadership.


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Patricia Johnson
12 Feb 2021
This was a short and well written resource. I gained a lot of knowledge from it.
Yvonne Ayre
06 Apr 2021
Great reading, reinforces Standard 8
Anne Collins
30 Jan 2021
Great quick PD for leaders in Clinical Care
Catherine Papadopoulos
15 Feb 2021
Great resource to explain Standard 1 of the ANSQHS Standards.
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Emmarose Thompson
17 Mar 2021
great resource
Debra Curran
08 Feb 2021
Excellent presentation on organisational leadership, with some excellent references.
Pauline Rolph
22 Aug 2022
Endorsed Midwife Registered Nurse
Straight forward
Carolyn Schultz
05 Feb 2021
Well structured, clear and specific. Excellent resources and links to First Nation peoples.
Joanne Kawtal
23 Feb 2021
Informative article and relevant to clinical management
Nyembezi kufakurowa
31 Jan 2021
Leadership skills along side good communication skills in essential in my profession. Would like to be able to use my skills with students, junior staff, engage well with clients and professionals at different levels ensuring safety for all clients
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