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30 Thoughts On Leadership

In any organisation in any sector being a leader is demanding and the NHS is no exception.  There are many stakeholders with different interests and motivations.  Yet in my experience there are some common themes that contribute to the success you achieve.   Here is my top 30 and would love to hear your thoughts […]

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Learning From Other Sectors and Industries

When I worked in the NHS one of the things that you noticed is that people know the sector.  On one hand this is a real asset.  At the same time there is a danger that it can actually be a limiting constraint.   When it comes to recruiting for non clinical roles for example, […]

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Berwick Report From Words To Actions

Listening to the news and the build up to the review carried out by Don Berwick I guess I expected there to be am lot more substance to the report.   The overall sentiment of patients being the central focus is spot on.  Yet as anyone who has ever worked in the NHS knows, it […]

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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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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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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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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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