Blog tagged as: Leadership and management

23 November 2015

What does a positive and effective patient leader/system leader relationship look like, how does it develop and what makes it work? David Sgorbati looks at what we can learn from how these relationships form.

29 October 2015 | Comments: 4

While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath.

29 October 2015 | Comments: 9

Becky Seale shares the story of The King’s Fund’s new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens – how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.

22 October 2015 | Comments: 9

With financial pressures at unmanageable levels, increasing demands and great uncertainty, staff are exposed to the violence of a perfect and continuous storm.

21 October 2015 | Comments: 1

Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit.

10 September 2015 | Comments: 7
Vijaya Nath visited Intermountain Healthcare to find out how they are able to deliver low-cost, high-quality health care. She found a culture of clinical integration and quality improvement inspired by the work of quality theorist W Edwards Deming.
23 July 2015 | Comments: 9
Vijaya Nath looks at one of the challenges facing NHS leaders – how to get the workforce, particularly clinicians, working in new ways more closely aligned to the changing nature of care.
17 July 2015 | Comments: 4
The headlines that preceded Jeremy Hunt’s speech at the Fund may have focused on seven-day working, but what he had to say about his approach to reform is likely to be of greater interest to leaders within the NHS.
17 June 2015
Leadership isn’t about how you look, it’s about how you behave and what you do – in other words, an attitude not an appearance, says Mandip Kaur.
16 June 2015 | Comments: 4
Chris Ham argues that providers need to work together to form local systems of care, with leadership provided by the most experienced managers and clinicians in the NHS.
15 June 2015 | Comments: 9
Values-driven leadership that comes from prioritising the moral and clinical imperative will win hearts and minds on the front line. But these values need to be strengthened by investing in and building capability in quality improvement and innovation.
3 June 2015 | Comments: 7
Developing leadership that is ‘fit for purpose’ is often cited as the most common workforce challenge facing all sectors – and the health service needs to take this challenge seriously, says Sarah Massie.
14 May 2015 | Comments: 1
As the evidence base for the economic advantage of diversity grows, the NHS ignores it at its peril, says Mandip Kaur.
22 April 2015
For the true potential of clinical directors to be realised, we need to think about the role differently, says Matthew Rice.
25 March 2015 | Comments: 5
Intellectually, the idea of working across boundaries in health care makes good sense but in practice it is not just difficult to achieve – it requires us to confront possibly our greatest flaw as a species.
13 March 2015 | Comments: 6
One of the priorities of our medical leadership work is to support those attracted to medical leadership and management. One way of encouraging medical leaders is to give them the same professional status that the medical profession gives to education, training and clinical practice.
8 March 2015 | Comments: 4
International Women’s Day 2015 urges everyone around the world to #MakeItHappen. Both genders must be involved and technology can help us achieve gender equality at pace.
4 March 2015 | Comments: 4
There are welcome signs that policy-makers and NHS leaders are becoming more open to exploring how health professionals could work more collaboratively with patients as leaders.
25 February 2015 | Comments: 8
Michael West reviews the evidence base for leadership in health care, and finds that leadership development is often based on fads and fashions rather than hard evidence.