Blog tagged as: Leadership and management

22 February 2017 | Comments: 1

Nicholas Timmins asks whether the 2012 health and social care reforms allowed politicians to avoid taking responsibility for the state of the NHS.

Sarah Massie
15 February 2017 | Comments: 4

Sarah Massie and Vicki Curtis look at the impact of our compassionate leadership programme for health care leaders in the context of unprecedented financial and operational pressures across the wider system.

15 February 2017 | Comments: 4

Sarah Massie and Vicki Curtis look at the impact of our compassionate leadership programme for health care leaders in the context of unprecedented financial and operational pressures across the wider system.

14 December 2016 | Comments: 4

Following Jeremy Hunt’s comments about whether the creation of a general management class in the NHS in the 1980s had been a mistake, Matthew Lewis reflects on whether this is the case – and how clinical leadership can be better developed.

1 December 2016 | Comments: 3

With the publication of a new national framework for improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services, Michael West considers how it offers optimism and practical next steps for a beleaguered NHS.

15 November 2016 | Comments: 6

Reflecting on insight from the high-performing Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Chris Ham considers how its values could be applied to improve performance and outcomes in the NHS.

28 October 2016 | Comments: 2

Matthew Lewis, a hospital consultant who has recently joined The King’s Fund on a part-time basis, talks about the role of frontline staff in demonstrating leadership through managing and using resources effectively at a time of substantial change for the NHS.

Tom Buckley
27 October 2016 | Comments: 12

Tom Buckley considers key policy changes in the two years since the publication of the NHS five year forward view, looking at the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead.

Julia Fernando
7 September 2016 | Comments: 4

In January we launched a two-year programme with NHS Improvement to help trusts to review and improve their workplace culture. At the end of the pilot phase, Julia Fernando reflects on what we have learnt so far.

Sarah Massie
2 September 2016 | Comments: 2

With the launch of our new leadership development programme, Sarah Massie considers the challenges faced by health care leaders and the importance of maintaining compassion in a high-pressure environment.

Ruth Robertson
12 July 2016 | Comments: 1

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.

4 July 2016 | Comments: 7

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.

23 June 2016 | Comments: 6

After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.

Mandip Kaur
24 May 2016 | Comments: 3

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.

18 May 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham considers the recurring themes that emerged from our insightful interviews with NHS leaders.

Guest blog
16 May 2016

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.

10 May 2016 | Comments: 6

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.

9 May 2016 | Comments: 9

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.

29 April 2016 | Comments: 5

Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.

18 April 2016 | Comments: 7

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.

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