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Blog
Catherine Foot

Power to the people

The case for change is clear; a system that listens to patients and enables them to achieve what they want to achieve in their health and wellbeing would improve outcomes and save money. But such systems still exist only in pockets around the country.
Blog
Bev Fitzsimons

Stories and numbers: there is room for both in understanding patients’ experience

If we are seeking to truly understand health care, it is not numbers or stories, but numbers and stories that are needed, says Bev Fitzsimons.
Video
Robert Francis

Catherine Foot in conversation with Robert Francis

Catherine Foot interviews Sir Robert Francis QC at the transforming patient and staff experience conference on 5 November 2014.
Video
Heather Tierney-Moore: creating a narrative for cultural change

Heather Tierney-Moore: creating a narrative for cultural change

Heather Tierney-Moore speaking at the transforming patient and staff experience conference on 5 November 2014.
Blog
Jo Maybin

This patient’s experience

I had watched One Born Every Minute and kept my eyes open; I’d attended NCT classes and yoga workshops; I’d done my reading. None of this really prepared me for the extreme pain and joy involved in giving birth to my first child, but it helped a bit. What I was absolutely unprepared for was the experience of being a hospital inpatient.
Publication
Exploring CQC's well-led domain front cover

Exploring CQC’s well-led domain

How can boards ensure a positive organisational culture?
The CQC’s inspections focus on five key lines of enquiry as part of its ‘well-led’ domain. This paper sets out what boards can do in these five areas and draws on examples of good practice in leadership and culture in health care.
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Developing collective leadership for health care

Our view is that leadership in the NHS should be collective and distributed rather than located in a few individuals at the top – find out more about our work in this area.