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Making The Big Calls

The results for the first quarter of 2015 show how much of a challenge the NHS in England is facing in providing services and balancing the books.  Some estimate that there could be a £2bn deficit by the end of the 2015/16 financial year. As is usual there may well be short term support found […]

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What’s It Like Being A Leader In The NHS?

Many people start out on their career, seeking to go as far as they can.  Ultimately this usually means moving from just working in your area of professional or technical expertise to a much broader leadership role. I made this transition myself starting out at the very bottom in Finance in the NHS to a […]

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The Real Challenges Of Leading In The NHS

Leading in any organisation is a challenge. The NHS in no exception. From the outside looking in, it might seem obvious what needs to happen. When I first worked in the NHS in the early 80’s things were very different. Hospitals were a whole lot smaller. Life expectancy a whole lot shorter and of course […]

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Is Your Leadership Team Playing Pass The Parcel?

As someone who worked at Board level in the NHS, I know that it is a tough and challenging environment to work in. Over the last 5 years with real pressures on government spending it has got even tougher. Of course the true test of leadership comes when faced with really difficult situations.  We all […]

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Focus Prioritisation Performance and Results

Anyone who works or has worked in the NHS will tell you it is hard work, challenging and rewarding.  Chances are they will also talk about the frustrations of feeling that no matter how hard they run or work, it can feel at times as if they are wading through treacle and getting nowhere fast. […]

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Setting The Tone As An NHS Leader

In large organisations, including the NHS, the behaviours that are adopted by individuals, groups and teams depends to a large degree on the culture of the organisation.   Organisational culture is one of those areas that is talked about a lot.  We hear about the challenges of creating the right type of culture and there […]

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Audio Blog Post On Leading In The NHS

For this blog post I wanted to do something a bit different. So I have created a very short audio where I share some personal thoughts on the challenges of leading in the NHS. Please leave a comment with your own experiences of leading in the NHS. Duncan Brodie is Managing Director of Goals and […]

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How To Lead In Challenging Times

Being a leader in the NHS is never easy.  Just ask anyone who has ever done it.  At the same time it is important to recognise that challenging times raise the bar.  When faced with challenging times it is all too easy to lose sight of what is to be delivered.  The pressure to deliver […]

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Why NHS Leaders Need To Get Off The Hamster Wheel

Leading in the NHS is definitely challenging.  I know from first hand experience just how tough it can.  There are lots of issues to tackle, huge expectations internally and externally and of course things go wrong from time to time.   Sometimes it can feel that you are a like the hamster on the wheel […]

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Changing Attitudes To Staff In The NHS

A few months ago Andrew Hine KPMG’s head of healthcare wrote an article in the magazine Professional Manager.  The core of the article was the importance of changing the way staff are treated.  Specifically moving from a traditional view of treating people as an expense rather than an asset. So how might that be achieved […]

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