Doctors who take on leadership roles are considered to have gone over to “dark side,” report says

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2806
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The NHS must fill the vacuum in medical leadership in the health service by creating more desirable and attractive leadership roles for doctors, a new report has concluded.1

Research by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the health think tank the King’s Fund aimed to provide an up to date picture of medical leadership structures in NHS trusts in England. It said that progress had been made in involving doctors in leadership roles since the Griffiths report in 1983 (the first report of its kind). But the study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, added that …

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