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Developing consultant care on delivery suite

Mark Hackett (Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 December 1998



The success ofThe need to develop a consultant presence on the delivery suite has never been greater given the emerging quality agenda that is occurring within the speciality. This is identifying a clear impetus for changing consultant practice and also meeting the needs of women more effectively. The article describes these trends, the impetus for change and identifies practically how such a change was achieved within the largest women’s hospital in the UK. It defines the basis for building a vision for an improved future and the practical use of management and transformational leadership skills to change consultant behaviour and attitudes with a clear set of outcomes that were achieved.



Hackett, M. (1998), "Developing consultant care on delivery suite", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 229-233.




Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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