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Recent changes in medical roles and responsibilities have raised the profile of Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). The volume of knowledge is vast, and exams must be taken working towards statutory registration. Core Topics in Operating Department Practice: Leadership and Management provides comprehensive information on leadership and management issues encountered by healthcare staff working in the operating department. Topics covered include corporate governance, the development of advanced roles, management of cultural diversity and the influence of organisational culture in the theatre suite. The clear and concise format is ideally suited to study, qualification and for continued reference during practice. Written by specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and incorporating problem-based learning using case studies, this will be essential reading for ODPs and theatre nurses worldwide. - The only title available on leadership and management issues for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) - Increasingly important subject area given the continually expanding remit of ODPs in hospitals - Authors are the leading team in the UK spearheading the development of the ODP role CONTENTS Preface; 1. Managing perioperative education Brian Smith; 2. Elements of perioperative management Paul Wicker; 3. Action learning: a new way of problem solving in perioperative settings Anne Jones and Trish Prescott; 4. Agenda for change: what do theatre staff need to know? Joy O'Neill; 5. The SWOT analysis - its place in strategic planning in a modern operating department Julie Smith; 6. Corporate governance: setting the scene for theatre practice? Claire Campbell; 7. Managing different cultures, adversity and diversity in the perioperative environment Rita J. Hehir; 8. Leadership in perioperative settings - a practical guide Ian Cumming; 9. Management and leadership of advanced practice Judith Roberts; 10. Managing conflict in perioperative settings Jean Hinton; 11. The management and organisation of emergency operating lists Lee Bennett; 12. Organisational culture in health care contexts Charlotte Moen; 13. Performance development in the NHS: a perioperative approach to the KSF Lorraine Thomas; 14. Equipment procurement: a purchaser's guide for theatre managers Peter Norman; 15. The reflective practitioner in perioperative settings Anne Jones; 16. Improving quality within the perioperative environment Paul Rawling; 17. Damned if you do and damned if you don't: whistle blowing in perioperative practice Chris Jones; 18. A manager's experience of recruitment and retention Jill Mackeen; Index