This book contains a foreword written by Penny Humphris, CBE, Former Director, NHS Leadership Centre. This exciting new series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This concise companion guides readers in the art of making the most of appraisals and how to recognise and utilise personality type indicators. It also covers topics such as e-learning, work-based learning, student placement and clinical supervision. With contributions from internationally renowned professionals, "Developing the Allied Health Professional" provides vital information for AHP managers and aspiring managers, senior clinicians, extended scope practitioners, clinical specialists, AHP educators, researchers, staff and students. It will also be invaluable for clinical scientists, pharmacists and optometrists. 'Allied health professionals operate in every setting in which healthcare is delivered. You have unparalleled opportunities to help patients to lead their own care and to see how services to patients, clients and carers can be improved across entire patient pathways, crossing traditional professional and organisational boundaries to improve patients' experiences. You have the potential to make a difference by leading improvement and managing services and resources well. I am sure that many of you, who have not previously considered yourselves as leaders will, when you have read these books, reconsider your roles and potential and take the next steps on your journeys.' - Penny Humphris, in the Series Foreword. 'The engagement of clinicians in leading health services is of fundamental importance. Somewhat later than in many other countries, we are taking steps to ensure that we support and develop the skills and capabilities of clinical professionals for this aspect of their contribution. Of course, many clinicians, including the contributors to this book, have taken the initiative in their own development and that of their professional colleagues. I very much welcome this book with its practical advice and engaging approach to this important series of topics.' - Bernard Crump, in his Foreword.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd