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Clinicians and Managers

clinicians and managers position paper

Creating stronger relationships between managers and clinicians

What’s the issue?

  • Almost three-quarters (74%) of managers report that the relationship between clinicians and themselves is “a partnership with areas of tension” or “a relationship of tolerance with frequent tensions”
  • A further 14% describe it as having “persistent and unresolved tensions”
  • A similar percentage (73%) think the relationship will stay the same or get worse over the next five years

What are we calling for?

  • Promote paired learning and shadowing
  • Encourage clinicians to take up management roles
  • Create working environments that encourage informal interactions between clinicians and managers

Download full report here: Creating stronger relationships between managers and clinicians