The NHS is under constant challenge to managing resources and to work within a fixed, and what feels like, an ever decreasing budget. It is important that everyone working in maternity services is aware of the financial constraints and the need to work efficiently to stay within budget as well as improve effectiveness where possible.

There are times when new evidence or new working practices need to be explored, not only to drive change but to appreciate how to best use resources. This module explores how everyone can contribute to developing the vision.

After completing this module you will:

  • have an appreciation that developing a vision and driving change can be addressed by everyone
  • understand that maternity services are delivered within resource constraints and your role in working effectively and efficiently
  • be able to explore how practice can change and your role in developing a vision of a safe and efficient maternity service

Study time: 10 minutes

If you have not yet worked through the module Leadership: an introduction, it is recommended that you do so before starting this module as it gives some essential background around the model of leadership being used.

Original content: 2018