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Leadership capacity and capability: inadequate

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W1. Is there the leadership capacity and capability to deliver high-quality, sustainable care?

Characteristics of services we would rate as inadequate in this area

Leaders do not have the necessary experience, knowledge, capacity, capability or integrity to lead effectively. There is no stable leadership team, with high unplanned turnover and/or vacancies. Leaders are out of touch with what is happening on the front line, and they cannot identify or do not understand the risks and issues described by staff.

There is little or no attention to succession planning and development of leaders. Staff do not know who their leaders are or what they do, or are unable to access them. There are few examples of leaders making a demonstrable impact on the quality or sustainability of services.

Last updated:
13 October 2017


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