Clinical leadership in hospital care: The right kind of clinical leadership is needed

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7509.162 (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:162
  1. Jan Walmsley, assistant director (jo.parish@health.org.uk)
  1. Health Foundation, London WC2E 9RA

    EDITOR—Olsen and Neale are right to point to the importance of clinical leadership in reducing adverse events in hospital care.1 What is required, however, is not the leadership beloved of politicians, where bullish confidence and decisiveness, often in the face of considerable opposition, are the order of the day. Rather, an atmosphere of trust in the clinical …

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