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.
Michael West discusses why work-related stress is widespread among staff in the NHS, and what can be done to address the root cause of the problem.
Binita Kane reflects on the challenge of aligning the different perspectives of managers and frontline medical staff, and why an effective leadership strategy is important for health service providers.
There are plenty of high-profile problems to keep NHS leaders awake at night, but what are the underlying issues behind the headlines?
Shilpa Ross considers how, at a challenging time for the NHS, we can create compassionate cultures for patients and staff alike.
Chris Ham considers how the NHS can tackle the biggest challenge it faces in 2016 - meeting the £22 billion productivity challenge.
Anna Moore reflects on how medical leaders can help to develop new models of care and integrate services around the needs of patients.
Mandip Kaur asks how we can have open and honest conversations about difference and what it is like to be discriminated against.
Will vanguards be able to make significant changes to the configuration of local health and care systems, while sustaining existing services in a difficult environment, with limited spare cash and growing service pressures?