The introduction in Ireland in
2008 of the clinical directorate model as the accepted method for the
organisation of health services and the involvement of clinicians in the
management of these services is one of the most significant developments to
happen in the Irish health service in recent years. It poses major challenges
for all clinical and medical professions.
In Clinical Directorates in the Irish Health Service, Yvonne O’Shea explores
the history and evolution of clinical directorates over the last thirty years
in order to arrive at a deep understanding of the thinking behind them and the
impact they are likely to have on Irish health service.
This book is about making the
right choices in the management of health services. It suggests that the
involvement of clinicians in management and in making decisions about how
resources are used, in acute and primary settings, is the most efficient way to
guarantee the effective use of resources and the safety of patients.
Clinical Directorates in the Irish Health Service provides Irish
clinical professionals with a resource to assist them in understanding the
clinical directorate model and their own role within it.
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