Does leadership style of modern matrons contribute to safer and more effective clinical services?
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Does leadership style of modern matrons contribute to safer and more effective clinical services?

Barry Hill Senior lecturer in adult nursing, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (at time of writing was matron for airway, ear, nose and throat, and reconstructive plastic surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, England)

At the time of writing, the author was a modern matron in a surgical division of an NHS teaching hospital in London. This article considers the differences between leadership and management, and discusses the skills required by modern matrons to lead safe and successful clinical services. It also examines three leadership styles – transactional, transformational and situational – and their relevance to the role of modern matron.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2017.e1488

Correspondence

barry.hill@northumbria.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 11 February 2016

Accepted: 14 November 2016

Published online: 13 March 2017