clinical directorate

clinical directorate

A team of healthcare professionals within a specialty, or group of specialties, which is responsible for the provision of patient care within allocated resources. A clinical directorate is usually led by a clinician and is accountable for its management function to the board of management of the trust, unit or division to which it belongs. The patients' clinical care is the responsibility of the clinician in charge. Clinical directorates are functional, service-oriented divisions of a particular NHS trust, and co-managed by a medical doctor (the clinical director, e.g., paediatrician for the clinical directorate of women and children), and a non-doctor designated as a general manager or assistant director of operations. They are supported in their duties by clinical, general, finance and human resource managers. Clinical directorates (CDs) are responsible for managing medical and other staff, delivering performance targets and achieving agreed financial objectives. CDs answer to the director of operations and are subdivided into clinical management groups.

Clinical directorates, BCF Trust, London
Medicine & Emergency
Surgery & Anaesthesia
Women & Children
Diagnostics, Therapies and Cancer
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In addition to the above which is primarily for use by the Clinical Directorate, the Supply Chain Directorate requires a small capacity analyser at both Edinburgh and Glasgow to perform automated red cell antibody screening testing equivalent to a manual IAT Test on donor samples from donations selected for the production of neonatal components.
In an attempt to imbue doctors with a more managerial ethos the clinical directorate structure was introduced into hospitals in the UK.
This was felt appropriate given the relative brevity of the clinical directorate structure for the hospitals concerned (being about three years in duration) and the still dynamic nature of the processes under consideration.
Consequent upon confronting these difficulties, the clinical directorate structure was introduced in the UK to imbue senior medical professionals with more managerialist values and attitudes, to manage doctors from the "inside" (Hunter 1992; Ezzamel & Willmott 1993; Jones & Dewing 1997).
2) With the exception of a first question which asked for a history of their involvement in the clinical directorate structure.
Clinical directorates are management units formed around clinical specialties.
The degree of autonomy which is theoretically awarded to clinical directorates just doesn't exist.
Implementating National Health Insurance (NHI) also calls for better management of health facilities and health districts, and proposes that smaller hospitals be managed by doctors while larger ones have a clinical directorate.
Tenders are invited for Blood sciences laboratory service within the broader context of the Clinical Directorate of Laboratory Medicine at Beaumont Hospital.
A full breakdown of the jobs affected was not available, but several senior nursing jobs and some general management positions will be affected in the shake up of its clinical directorate.
This clinically-led strategy is a product of a comprehensive programme of engagement with users, clinical directorates and Trust employees, as well as with the supply market.
For a start, both countries have deliberately created overlapping budgets for ICUs, in which expenditure on intensive care was just one element under the broader heading of clinical directorates.

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