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Extending management training for senior registrars

  • Elaine M. Gadd (a1)
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It is recognised that the consultants of the future will have a greater management role than those of the past. The Griffiths report (1983) regarded doctors as ‘natural managers’, although this has been challenged by some authors. They suggest that medical training, with its emphasis on the individual case and rapid decision-making (Higgins, 1989), leads to a very different perspective from the manager considering the often competing long-term needs of many individuals.

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Griffiths, R. (1983) NHS Management Inquiry Report. London: DHSS.
Higgins, J. (1989) Management training in psychiatric practice. Psychiatric Bulletin, 13, 456460.
National Health Service Training Authority (1986) Developing the Role of Doctors in the Management of the NHS. Bristol: NHSTA.
National Health Service Training Authority (1989) Doctors and Management and Development: Policy Proposals from the NHS Training Authority. Bristol: NHSTA.
Smith, G. J., Makinson, D. H. & Farrow, S. C. (1986) Learning to swim with the Griffiths tide. British Medical Journal, 292, 150151.
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Extending management training for senior registrars

  • Elaine M. Gadd (a1)
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