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Leadership in Health Services (LHS) provides international examples of theory and best practice to improve healthcare practices, organizations and services worldwide by recognizing and developing effective leaders and leadership models.

ISSN: 1751-1879
eISSN: 1751-1879

Aims and scope

Leadership in Health Service (LHS) publishes:

  • Practical, results-focused research articles which frame contemporary leadership theory in the context of a rapidly changing health care environment that strains current practices. 
  • Applied case studies which identify and analyze common problems and provide best practice solutions
  • In-depth reviews of leadership initiatives and research that challenge traditional health service paradigms.

LHS covers, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • New models of clinical and social care leadership
  • Strategic management within healthcare organizations (incl. crisis management)
  • Improving patient care and services through effective management practices and supported self-care leadership
  • Leadership learning, training and development (incl. personal leadership and performance accountability)
  • Mentoring, coaching and succession planning
  • Resourcing / resource constraints
  • Public health challenges and community health programmes
  • Collaboration - communication strategies and multidisciplinary teams
  • Integrated care pathways
  • Patient expectations / the patient as leader in personal health management
  • Ethics
  • Technology


“LHS fills an important gap in the leadership literature for healthcare managers, policy-makers and students. LHS consistently publishes informative articles, commentaries and reviews on a wide range of contemporary issues in health care leadership. The scope of the journal is unique.”
- Victor Maddalena, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
Find out about our healthier lives goal