Leadership Framework

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Leadership Framework
A Summary

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The Leadership Framework
The Leadership Framework provides a consistent approach to leadership development for staff in health and care irrespective of discipline, role or function, and represents the foundation of leadership behaviour that all staff should aspire to. Fundamental to its development was a desire to build on existing leadership frameworks used by different staff groups and create a single overarching leadership framework for all staff in health and care. In developing the Leadership Framework detailed research and consultation with a wide cross section of staff and stakeholders has been undertaken, including those with a patient perspective and those involved in healthcare outside the NHS such as professional bodies, academics, regulators and policy makers. Those consulted embraced the concept of the Leadership Framework because it affords a common and consistent approach to professional and leadership development, based on shared values and beliefs which are consistent with the principles and values of the NHS Constitution1. The Leadership Framework is based on the concept that leadership is not restricted to people who hold designated leadership roles and where there is a shared responsibility for the success of the organisation, services or care being delivered. Acts of leadership can come from anyone in the organisation and as a model it emphasises the responsibility of all staff in demonstrating appropriate behaviours, in seeking to contribute to the leadership process and to develop and empower the leadership capacity of colleagues2. This document provides a summary of the seven domains of the Leadership Framework. A full and web...
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