What Every NHS Team Needs To Achieve Success

When teams are successful it is a win-win all round.  The organisation, the employees, the clients and service users all benefit. At the same time success through teams does not happen by chance.  So what does every NHS team need to focus on to increase the chances of success? Clearly Defined Outcomes Yes there are […]

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10 Big Challenges Facing Leaders In The NHS

Leading in the NHS is certainly not for the faint hearted.  At the same time there are many highly committed and highly talented leaders trying to deal with some big challenges.  So what are some of the biggest challenges facing leaders in the NHS right now? Challenge #1: Reduced Funding While the headlines might suggest […]

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Getting Engagement of Stakeholders

As any leader in the healthcare sector will tell you, getting engagement is one of the biggest challenges you face.  With so many different stakeholders what can leaders do to try and improve engagement? Get A Clear Picture Of Who Your Stakeholders Are You can probably make a good stab at identifying the really obvious […]

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Facing Up To Reality And Taking The Tough Decisions

Without doubt leaders and those working in healthcare organisations face some really challenging times.  Some might even say that this is the most challenging period in the history of the NHS.   With demand rising and financial resources reducing, leaders have to face up to difficult decisions. Faced with difficult decisions there is a fine balance […]

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5 Realities Of Cost Improvement Planning In The NHS

With the challenge of increasing demand and reducing resources, cost improvement plans are a key area of focus.  Having spent over 15 years working in the NHS and preparing various cost improvement plans, I know how challenging this can be. Looking back on my own experiences and taking account of the economic landscape, what are […]

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10 Key Questions Leaders In NHS Organisations Must Answer

With the Government, Monitor and many others stating that the economic outlook for the coming years is going to be challenging, leaders in NHS bodies have some tough times ahead. In the busy and demanding environment that most NHS organisations work in, it is sometimes difficult to stand back and take the time to consider […]

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The Unique Challenges Of Leading In The NHS

  Leaders face the same challenges whatever sector they work in.  On one level this might well be true but having work in both the NHS and outside of the NHS I believe that leaders face some unique challenges.   Public Expectations   The public have a real interest in the NHS which overall is […]

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