Leading In The NHS: Interview With Matthew Kershaw

I had the opportunity to interview Matthew Kershaw who recently became CEO of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Matthew and I worked together in the NHS in the past.     I personally found him to be one of the most inspiring individuals that I have ever worked with.   In the interview I […]

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How To Handle Problems In Teams

Even the best NHS teams will encounter problems from time to time. It might be, for example: A lack of enthusiasm The feeling that there is nothing that can be done and it is all hopeless People not understanding what is trying to be achieved People sweeping difficult stuff under the table in the hope […]

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Is It More Challenging Leading In The NHS Now?

Recently I have been conducting a series of interviews with those who currently are in or were previously in leadership roles in the NHS. One of the questions I have been asking is whether leading in the NHS is more challenging than it was in the past. There is without doubt consensus that leading in […]

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Leadership Challenges for Doctors

I was fortunate enough to have the chance to work with over 500 doctors on their leadership skills over a 4 year period. We all know that doctors are smart individuals who are highly capable and committed. At the same time leading is very different to being an expert. One of the first things we […]

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5 Team Working Challenges For Doctors

Team working is key to delivery of great patient services in the NHS. At the same time many people in leadership and management roles fail to utilise anything approaching the potential of a teams. Working with over 500 doctors, here are 5 of the most common team working challenges facing doctors that were highlighted. Challenge […]

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1 NHS Leadership Insights

Leading in the NHS is demanding and challenging.  From the outside looking in it may well look simple. In this leadership insights series, I share the thoughts of those who are currently in or have spent a significant amount of their career in leadership roles in the NHS. This interview is with former NHS CEO […]

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7 Management Behaviours To Avoid

Managers want top perform the best they possibly can.  At the same time it is all too easy to behave in a way that actually hinders rather than helps performance.  So what are 7 behaviours that you want to avoid.   Behaviour 1: Being Indecisive If you take decisions you will get some wrong.  If […]

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5 Strategies For Responding To Setbacks

Even if you are a top performing manager or leader, chances are you will make mistakes from time to time or encounter some setbacks.  The reality is that this just goes with the territory of the manager or leader.  So what strategies can you adopt to respond to setbacks that arise?   1.                  Reflect   […]

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10 Signs of Problems With Morale In An Organisation

Organisations understand that success or performance they achieve depends not just on being productive but also on having high levels of morale.  In many healthcare organisations a great job is done at keeping productivity high.  At the same token morale might be falling through the floor.   So what are 10 warning signs of problems […]

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Money Quality and Performance In The NHS

NHS organisations have a hugely challenging agenda to deal with. On one hand they have a service that is widely used with rising demand.    An ageing population is meaning that the patients who are accessing services often have more complex needs that have to be met.  This puts pressure on meeting targets and providing good […]

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