Ruth Robertson outlines the importance of involving GPs in commissioning and planning in the NHS if we are to meet the challenges of transforming care and balancing finances.
Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care.
After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.
As we launch our new development programme for people who don’t yet have any formal leadership experience, Mandip Kaur considers the importance of recognising and nurturing leadership potential in the NHS.
Chris Ham considers the recurring themes that emerged from our insightful interviews with NHS leaders.
Catherine Beardshaw, former Chief Executive Officer of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the skills and relationships that are vital to a chief executive’s role.
Chris Ham argues that rediscovering real trust is essential if current and future chief executives are to experience the best of times and to find support during the worst of times.
NHS Highland has undertaken major transformation of its health and care service, and is an exemplar of innovation and quality improvement. With the launch of our joint leadership development programme, Vijaya Nath considers what we can learn from its experience.
Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the stand-off between the government and junior doctors, failure to reach agreement on a new contract is bad for patients and for staff, says Chris Ham.
Nicola Walsh considers the challenges for health care leaders tasked with developing sustainability and transformation plans, and the behavioural shifts needed to tackle them.
Vijaya Nath reflects on the issues raised in a recent round-table event on how the NHS can better enable black and minority ethnic staff to achieve their potential as leaders.
What can be done to ease the transition from clinician to senior manager in the NHS? Divisional medical director Dr Dilys Lai reflects on the support needed to make this step.
This week saw the launch of Cascading Leadership, a new programme linked with the GSK IMPACT Awards, designed to extend leadership development opportunities across the voluntary and community sector. Programme manager Lisa Weaks discusses its potential.
A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS’s new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far.
Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.
A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality
With the 2015 NHS Staff Survey results revealing an increase in levels of engagement, Michael West looks at the statistics behind the headlines.
Crossing professional boundaries, a new toolkit commissioned by NHS Future-Focused Finance and developed by The King’s Fund, is designed to support collaboration between finance and clinical staff. Julia Cream, who worked closely on the development of the toolkit, discusses its potential.
With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead.