Thinking and acting long term

Organisations must avoid quick fixes; problems that are deeply embedded will take time to resolve. They need to respond to problems as they arise but also implement improvement programmes with the time and dedicated resources to succeed.

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Leadership of whole systems

This paper, by David Welbourn, Rob Warwick, Colin Carnall and Dean Fathers, was commissioned by The King's Fund to inform its review of leadership in the NHS.

Facilitators and barriers to leadership and quality improvement

This paper, by Pippa Bagnall, was commissioned by The King's Fund to inform its review of leadership in the NHS.

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