The Role Of The Board In Setting The Tone

In NHS the Board have a difficult and challenging role to fulfil.  They are the group of people who among other things:   Set the strategy Develop the goals Determine priorities Deliver on a complex agenda Manage internal and external relations Inspire, motivate and get the best from people Are accountable for what is and […]

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How To Improve Clinical Engagement

Time after time we hear about organisations in the NHS and healthcare where there is a problem or challenge with clinical engagement.  At the same time every leader in healthcare knows just how important it is to get the varied groups of clinical professionals on board in order to deliver great services and performance consistently. […]

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The Challenges Of Getting Teams To Work Together In The NHS

Ask most people in an organisation if a team of people working together achieve better results than working alone, most will agree that they do.  Despite this team working in large organisations like the NHS is often a struggle. So why is team working such a big challenge in the NHS? High Numbers Of Highly […]

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The Big Leadership Decisions For The NHS

Having gone through several years of year on year increases in funding, the NHS is now facing a period where for the foreseeable future funding in real terms is likely to fall. At the same time there is greater demand for services through a combination of longer life expectancy and people generally being more conscious […]

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Responding To The Francis Report: Getting Back To Basics

The Francis report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust published last week contained close to 300 recommendations.  Since then there has been lots of blogs, articles and discussions about what is needed to move forward. Suggestions have been made that management needs to be enhanced across the whole of the NHS in light of what […]

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Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward However Difficult It Might Seem

Anyone who has ever worked in healthcare will tell you that sometimes it is easy to get stuck and in a downward spiral.  This might be due to whole host of factors including:  Struggles with meeting targets for seeing patients in Accident and Emergency  Rising levels of patient complaints  Delays in paying suppliers  Making working […]

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The Dangers of Procrastinating

We all know that leaders in healthcare are assessed on the basis of the results that they deliver.  I recently read that on average Chief Executive officers in the NHS get on average 20 months to show progress or they are out. By any stretch of the imagination this is a comparatively short period of […]

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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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