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Celebrating 65 Years Of The NHS

Today the NHS is 65 years old.  During that time it has made a huge difference to the lives of everyone.  Like all big organisations it has had times when things have gone wrong or not as well as they could have.   It is easy to lose sight of the change and improvements that […]

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10 Things All Leaders Should Aspire To Do

If you are in a leadership role or have been identified as having the potential to be in a senior management or leadership role you are clearly good at what you do right now. Being a leader in many ways like an athlete continually striving to improve on a personal best. Rest on your laurels […]

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1 Building Trust In NHS Organisations

The NHS collectively is a huge organisation.  Even more locally they are major employers, with significant income and expenditure.  If teams of people are to perform to their potential, there is a need for high levels of trust.   We are all probably familiar with stories of clinical staff not trusting those in management or […]

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Leading In The NHS Expert Interview

In this series, I have been interviewing people who have first hand experience of leadership in the NHS. This interview is with former Director of Finance, Barry Elliott.  Barry worked at FD level in large acute hospitals, in regional health and strategic health authority organisations.  He is also a past president of the Healthcare Financial […]

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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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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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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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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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