Staff management is a critical ingredient in the overall focus on leadership capability, not least in the Health Informatics function, and is an issue for a range of staff, from team leaders in technical roles to Directors and Senior Managers.
Developing skills in managing staff needs focus in many areas:
Think of a good leader or manager that you know and consider how many of the above qualities they display.
The NHS Leadership Academy offers a number of programmes to build capacity and capability for the NHS.
NHS Employers provides advice on Workforce Planning Support, Appraisals & Personal Development Plans, Pay and Contracts (including a guide to the Knowledge and Skills Framework), Administrative Services, including job profiles for staff working in Informatics Services
Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for health, helping the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce and offering solutions to help improve not just productivity but also the quality of health and healthcare.
The National Occupational Standards website provides access to all the National Occupational Standards including the NOS for Health Informatics, Management and Leadership
See also Leadership Development resources.
Locally in the NHS, Informatics Skills Development Leads should be able to provide information on management development opportunities in your area. Local Higher and Further Education establishments will often provide supervisory programmes and courses, while your employing organisation’s policies will also provide guidance.