Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: 4. Understand the impact of policy drivers on professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s services
Assessment criteria: 4.2 Analyse emerging themes and trends that impact on management and leadership of health and social care and children or young people’s services.
- Emerging themes and trends that can impact management and leadership in health and social care include:
- Skills for Care are working to ensure that the next generation of leaders and managers have the right knowledge, skills and understanding (e.g. Manager Induction Standards etc.)
- The Health and Care Act 2022 introduces legislation that supports collaboration and partnership-working to integrate services for patients – this means that managers must work in closer collaboration with others
- Staff turnover in health and social is higher than any other sector, so managers have challenges with the recruitment and retainment of staff