Measuring medical engagement – the new leadership challenge

Measuring medical engagement – the new leadership challenge

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Australian Institute of Health Innovation

North Ryde, NSW 2113


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It is increasingly recognised that encouraging and facilitating greater medical engagement is crucial to the successful design and sustained delivery of new and changing healthcare services.

Health Service Organisations with high levels of medical engagement perform better on available measures of organisational performance than organisations with low levels of engagement.

This interactive masterclass has been designed to help you better understand medical engagement and how to do it.

This event is a must for clinicians, senior management, service managers, funders and policy makers who are aiming to improve the performance of their health service.

Topics to be covered:-

Present the case of doctors and their role in the leadership and management of health services;

Present the findings of the medical engagement research in ANZ and the UK and the link between performance in Australia and Australian norms;

Gain a deeper understanding of medical engagement issues in ANZ and the UK;


Connect with colleagues who are undertaking leadership and engagement work in ANZ.


Professor Peter Spurgeon is the founder of the Institute for Clinical Leadership at Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom and a leading authority on medical engagement. His groundbreaking work to develop the Medical Engagement Scale (MES) provides a reliable and valid method of understanding the relationship between medical engagement and organisational performance.

His seminal book Medical Leadership: From the Dark Side to Centre Stage provides a comprehensive account of the key aspects of medical leadership. Easy to read and highly accessible, it explores how the medical profession has evolved in tandem with administrative and structural aspects of the NHS: previously reluctant leaders, doctors are increasingly positive about adopting management and organisational responsibility.

Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor Public Governance at the Melbourne School of Government and School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Helen has also authored, co-authored or edited twelve books on topics such as governance, leadership and the reform of health care.

Paul W Long is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. His most recent book on clinical leadership provides a practical guide for tutors, trainees and practitioners.