Shared leadership: improving diabetes services through better clinical team working

The development of leaders in healthcare is recognized as being integral to improving the quality of care. However, where most leadership development focuses on an individual, a recent intervention in the UK operated on the theory that improvements are more likely to last if all team members are involved in developing leadership skills and understanding. In this article, Jan Walmsley and Andy Brown report on ‘Shared Leadership for Change’, which aimed to improve team effectiveness in six diabetes clinical networks.
Keywords: 
leadership, Shared Leadership for Change, Health Foundation (UK)