Mindset, confidence and skill: The impact of a development intervention

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  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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This article reports changes in mindset and attitudes of a cohort of 798 NHS managers in relation to the implementation of a new NHS trust-wide performance appraisal system. This was measured through two methods: the statistical analysis of data collected before and after an intensive training/orientation intervention by means of χ2 tests; and a corpus linguistic analysis of word associations and text comments that is novel to the literature.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-324
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Management
Issue number6
Early online date21 Jun 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jun 2016


  • Communication, Contribution framework, Performance appraisal