What does it take to be a successful NHS non-executive director?

In a Health Service Journal (HSJ) article (16 September 2008), Mike Hay, head of healthcare practice at management consultancy Hay Group, examines the skills, knowledge, behaviours and approach that successful NHS non-executive directors need.

He says that non-executives need to concentrate of five keys areas:

1. Clarify their role
2. Don’t be blinkered by good will.
3. Swap authority for influence.
4. Develop political awareness.
5. Create clarity and make decisions without all the information.

Read the full article here.

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