Blog tagged as: Leadership and management

28 October 2016

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: 2

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: 3

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.

12 April 2016 | Comments: 5

Nicola Walsh considers the challenges for health care leaders tasked with developing sustainability and transformation plans, and the behavioural shifts needed to tackle them.

8 April 2016 | Comments: 41

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.

Guest blog
29 March 2016 | Comments: 5

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.

16 March 2016 | Comments: 1

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.

11 March 2016 | Comments: 5

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.

Guest blog
7 March 2016 | Comments: 1

Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.