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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Management for Psychiatrists (third edition)

Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Stuart Bell and Alistair Burns

Price: £30.00

College members' price: £27.00

Published: Sep 2007

Format: Hardback

Number of pages: 438

ISBN: 9781904671497

Management for Psychiatrists
(third edition)

This popular title provides a sound practical guide to the complex world of management in psychiatric practice, and is essential reading for senior trainees and consultants. The editors have brought together a host of knowledgeable and well-known authors who write from their experience in the ever-changing National Health Service. Topics covered include the various skills necessary for running services, such as management of finances, resources and personnel issues, and topics central to today’s changing scene, such as revalidation, service users’ expectations and clinical governance. The book concludes with a section on personal development, addressing such issues as presentation skills, stress management, mentoring, managing committees and dealing with the media. A chapter on ‘Surviving as a junior consultant’ is included and the book is also very useful as a reference and survival guide for more senior psychiatrists.

  • Third edition has been completely rewritten.
  • Written by authors with direct, current experience.

About the editors:

Dinesh Bhugra is President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2008-11) and is also a past Dean of the College (2003-08); he is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; and an Honorary Consultant at the South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust. He has written extensively on cultural factors and mental illness, psychosexual medicine and spirituality.

Stuart Bell has been Chief Executive of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust since its inception in 1999. He joined the NHS in 1982 and has worked in the acute sector, in organisational development and performance management at regional level and in the Department of Health.

Alistair Burns is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and currently a Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. He served 9 years as a non-executive on the University of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical work consists of a general hospital liaison service and a specialist memory clinic.

"Overall, this book gives a helpful overview of the current state of mental health services for all senior clinicians.  Although the title suggests that the book is targeted at psychiatrists, in my opinion the contents would be useful to any senior clinician who has some involvement in running or planning the delivery of mental health services."

 - Journal of Mental Health

"This is a useful work. I can think of no other introduction to management for psychiatrists that is so wide in its scope. ...For the final-year trainee, the consultant new to management or the 'old hand' wanting to brush up on areas that have changed in the past few years, it is a welcome and useful 'bench-book'."

- The British Journal of Psychiatry


Preface to the first edition - Dinesh Bhugra and Alistair Burns
Preface to the second edition - Dinesh Bhugra and Alistair Burns
Preface to the third edition - Dinesh Bhugra, Stuart Bell and Alistair Burns

Part I. Theoretical overview

1. History and structure of the National Health Service 
         - Ross Overshott, Alistair Burns and Dinesh Bhugra

2. The politics, funding and resources of the National Health Service in England
         - Stephen Morris

3. Medical management - Martin Baggaley

4. Doctors and managers - Stuart Bell

5. The National Service Framework for Mental Health, the NHS Plan and Valuing People
         - Graham Thornicroft and Amanda Reynolds

6. Resources - Stuart Bell

7. Planning for the medical workforce - Sally Pidd

8. Multidisciplinary teams - Frank Holloway and Carolyn Chorlton

9. The development of community care policies in England
         - Koravangattu Valsraj and Graham Thornicroft

10. Psychiatry management and legislation in Northern Ireland - Graeme McDonald

11. Special issues for the psychiatrist in Scotland - Donald Lyons

12. Policy, strategy and operational development of mental health services in Wales
         - Richard Williams and Stephen Hunter

13. Mental health review tribunals - Eve Russell

14. Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Jonathan Waite

Part II. Changes and conflicts

15. Understanding systems - Kate Silvester and Simon Baugh

16. Leadership - Stephanie Marshall

17. Management of change - Zoë K. Reed

18. Clinical governance - Rosalind Ramsay and Eleanor Cole

19. Complaints - Frank Margison and Alistair Burns

20. Revalidation, relicensing and continuing professional development - Sheila Mann

21. Confidentiality and management in healthcare organisations
            - Gwen Adshead and Roy McClelland

22. Service users’ expectations - Diana Rose

23. Measurement of needs - Koravangattu Valsraj and Graham Thornicroft

24. Managing the psychiatrist’s performance - David Roy

25. Clinical audit - Adrian James

26. Quality improvement tools for healthcare - Paul Walley, Simon Baugh and Kate Silvester

Part III. Personal development and management

27. How to manage committees - Charles Marshall

28. Presentation skills - Kalyani Katz and Pramod Prabhakaran

29. Time management - Jill Sandford

30. Managing people - Manoj Kumar

31. Mental health informatics - Martin Baggaley

32. Stress management and avoiding burnout - Frank Holloway and Jerome Carson

00. How to get the job you really want - Dinesh Bhugra

34. Surviving as a junior consultant: hit the ground walking - Mark Salter

35. How to work with the media – and survive - David S. Baldwin

36. Consultant mentoring and mentoring consultants - Bryan Stoten

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