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Why Hospitals Fail

Between Theory and Practice

  • Prasad Godbole
  • Derek Burke
  • Jill Aylott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Derek Burke, Jill Aylott, Prasad Godbole
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ahmed Nassef, Louise Ramsden, Amanda Newnham, Gareth Archer, Robert Jackson, James Davies et al.
    Pages 19-36
  4. Simon Boyes, Jill Aylott
    Pages 69-79
  5. Remigiusz Wrazen, Sherif Soliman
    Pages 81-93
  6. David Johnson
    Pages 95-100
  7. Jeff Perring
    Pages 101-107
  8. Silas Gimba
    Pages 109-118
  9. Prasad Godbole
    Pages 119-122
  10. John Edmonstone
    Pages 129-135
  11. Ann L. N. Chapman, Prosenjit Giri
    Pages 137-148
  12. Branko Perunovic, Louise Dunk, Jill Aylott
    Pages 149-156
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


This book explores the current wider political, social and economic context of hospitals in the public and private sector globally and identifies the push and pull tension between the demands of the quality regulator and the requirements of health care commissioning processes.

This book draws on the evidence of what works to improve the quality of hospital services in the development of medical and clinical leadership models. The book seeks to develop a specific paradigm shift in understanding the development of medical leaders by promoting a culture of engagement through participation and one that is defined by the experiences of medical leaders.

The editors examine new and emergent models of leadership and their contribution to explain effective and sustainable change and suggest that theoretical models of leadership are often unable to explain many of the practice led challenges presented in hospitals.
It will be useful reading for specialists seeking to develop their own learning as a leader and who identify their learning needs.


Medical Leaders Leadership Development Sustainable changes Team work Organisational Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Prasad Godbole
    • 1
  • Derek Burke
    • 2
  • Jill Aylott
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgerySheffield Children’s NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineSheffield Children’s NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Directorate for International MBA ProgrammesInternational Academy of Medical LeadershipSheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prasad Godbole, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust.
Mr Godbole is a Consultant Paediatric Urologist, and Clinical Director of the Division of Surgery and Critical Care.
He is the medical Director of Pioneer Health Limited, an independent sector healthcare organisation in the UK.
Mr Godbole also Chairs two not for profit charitable foundations in India: Prism Foundation, and Prasanna Autism Centre.

Derek Burke, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust.

Prof. Burke is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine; Medical Director and Responsible Officer at Sheffield Children's Hospital, as well as part of the Executive Board of the Hospital.

Prof. Burke has been an Honorary Chair at  Sheffield Hallam University since 2006. 

Dr Jill Aylott, PhD is Programme Director MBA Health, International Academy of Medical Leadership. Her clinical practice is in Autism.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Why Hospitals Fail
  • Book Subtitle Between Theory and Practice
  • Editors Prasad Godbole
    Derek Burke
    Jill Aylott
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56223-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85858-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56224-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Administration
    Practice and Hospital Management
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