(Perspective): The Importance of strengthening the management system within mental health services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/579767
Title:
(Perspective): The Importance of strengthening the management system within mental health services
Authors:
Molloy, Eddie
Affiliation:
Mental Health Reform
Citation:
Molloy, E. (2015). "(Perspective): The Importance of strengthening the management system within mental health services". The Irish Social Worker, Autumn 2015.
Publisher:
Irish Association of Social Workers
Journal:
The Irish Social Worker
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/579767
Additional Links:
http://www.iasw.ie
Abstract:
Within the civil and public service there are people appointed to managerial roles who have little or no training in management skills. Even where they have acquired the necessary skills, for example through their own initiative in attending a formal training programme, they commonly find themselves operating in a context where there are poor management processes, very patchy management tools and management role structures that are unfit for purpose. There are many problems with management structures in the health system generally and major weaknesses in all elements of the management system of the Mental Health Services (MHS) of the HSE. Managers are often not given the necessary delegated authority and, even if they are, people who are supposed to be accountable to their manager can simply refuse to accept that the manager has such authority over them, for example inappropriately citing ‘clinical independence.’ This article outlines the key management skills, tools, processes and structures that make up a coherent management system and argues that significant and sustained strengthening of the management system, will lead to a safer service, major cost savings, better service user outcomes and a higher job satisfaction among staff.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SOCIAL WORK; MENTAL HEALTH; MANAGEMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Eddieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-16T07:58:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-16T07:58:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.citationMolloy, E. (2015). "(Perspective): The Importance of strengthening the management system within mental health services". The Irish Social Worker, Autumn 2015.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/579767en
dc.description.abstractWithin the civil and public service there are people appointed to managerial roles who have little or no training in management skills. Even where they have acquired the necessary skills, for example through their own initiative in attending a formal training programme, they commonly find themselves operating in a context where there are poor management processes, very patchy management tools and management role structures that are unfit for purpose. There are many problems with management structures in the health system generally and major weaknesses in all elements of the management system of the Mental Health Services (MHS) of the HSE. Managers are often not given the necessary delegated authority and, even if they are, people who are supposed to be accountable to their manager can simply refuse to accept that the manager has such authority over them, for example inappropriately citing ‘clinical independence.’ This article outlines the key management skills, tools, processes and structures that make up a coherent management system and argues that significant and sustained strengthening of the management system, will lead to a safer service, major cost savings, better service user outcomes and a higher job satisfaction among staff.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Association of Social Workersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iasw.ieen
dc.subjectSOCIAL WORKen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectMANAGEMENTen
dc.title(Perspective): The Importance of strengthening the management system within mental health servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMental Health Reformen
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Social Workeren
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