Support for managers

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Managers. Explore our full range via our website:

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effective leadership


Sullivan E J.  Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing.  9th ed. 2018




Clinical leadership


Stanley D. Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action. 2nd ed 2017




leadership for eb innovation


Davidson S. Leadership for evidence-based innovation in nursing and health professions. 2017




abc of clinical leadership


Swanwick T.  ABC of clinical leadership.  2nd ed.  2017





healthcare management


Walshe K.  Healthcare management.   3rd ed.  2016




effective leadership a cure


Chaffer D.   Effective leadership: a cure for the NHS?    2016





lean six sigma


Arthur J.  Lean six sigma for hospitals. 2nd ed.  2016







Spurgeon P. Medical leadership: a practical guide for tutors and trainees. 2nd ed. 2016







Finkelman A. Leadership and management for nurses: core competencies for quality care.   3rd ed. 2016






brit jnl healthcare


British Journal of Health Care Management  (BSUH OpenAthens password required)




int jnl health


International Journal of Health Planning and Management  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




jnl healthcare risk


Journal of Healthcare Risk Management  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




jnl nursing management


 Journal of Nursing Management   (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




nursing management


 Nursing Management  (BSUH OpenAthens password required)





Evidence searches carried out on Management

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

  • Clinical risk management and positive risk taking
  • Forming and managing integrated teams
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Leadership in maternity: training, development and support
  • Assessments or surveys examining organisational capability: leadership, safety and culture
  • Barriers to recruitment of Band 4 Assistant Practitioners
  • Best practice in NHS staff appraisal systems

Web and other resources

Better leadership for tomorrow: NHS leadership review Department of Health, 2015

Developing people: improving care  NHS Improvement. This is an evidence-based national framework to guide action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management for people in NHS-funded roles.

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes, toosl and resources for every level of leadership.

Service-line management: an approach to hospital management  Department of Health UK policy, statistics and consultations.