Clinical Leadership in dentistry - does it exist and what is it for?
Arrival from 12 noon. Seminar starts at 12.15pm and ends at 1.15pm.
Tea, coffee and sandwiches provided
A seminar by Dr Paul Brocklehurst, Senior Clinical Lecturer, NIHR Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester.
Key reforms in England and Japan have called for greater leadership from general dental practitioners to deliver improvements in the quality of care for patients. In England, the reorganization of the National Health Service has led to the development of Local Professional Networks to ensure services are clinically led, patient and outcome focused. In Japan, the rapidly changing demographics have led to calls for general dental practitioners to become more active in meeting the emerging population health challenges. However, little is known about what is meant by leadership in dentistry and whether its conceptualisation by dentists is consistent with the policy-makers narrative. This presentation will share the results of a separate qualitative and quantitative study undertaken in both the North-West of England and in Tokyo to understand what is meant by the term “clinical leadership” and whether any cultural differences exist in the understanding of the construct.
Paul Brocklehurst is a qualified dentist and a NHS Consultant in Dental Public Health and conducts research on clinical leadership. Paul won two Butterfield awards to develop links with Japanese health service researchers and take an international perspective on Clinical Leadership in general dental practice (including the University of California). Paul is currently evaluating a North West Deanery programme for leadership in dentistry, and is also the principal investigator on a research study commissioned by NIHR SDO – “Determining the optimal model for role substitution in NHS dental services”.