Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Sexual health care New models of care Cancer services Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care (-) Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Sustainability and transformation plans Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) Better Care Fund Social care finances Performance Productivity NHS five year forward view Devolution Brexit Access to care General election 2017 NHS long-term plan Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Blog Clinical leadership – moving from good will to good practice Durka Dougall looks at the areas in which clinical leadership can make a difference as the health and care system evolves, suggesting that a more strategic and comprehensive approach is needed to meet modern-day needs. Blog Leadership in the independent sector How can leaders drive quality improvement in independent hospitals? Alex Baylis and Deborah Homa look at the challenges. Blog Championing quality and seizing improvement opportunities: are we getting it right? Durka Dougall argues that improving quality of care for patients and delivering better value care are often two sides of the same coin. Blog Shifting attention to acute medical wards would benefit staff and patients David Oliver explains why we should focus on issues at the NHS front line. Giving more time and thought to the experience of acutely ill medical patients would bring benefits to the entire health system. Blog Allocating social care funds: difficult decisions ahead The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context. Blog The general management 'mistake' 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. Blog What now for social care? Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. Richard Humphries looks at the options available. Blog The role of clinical leadership in the evolving NHS 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. Blog Making the transition from NHS clinician to manager 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. Blog The role of GPs in leading local health system change Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system. Blog Three challenges for clinical leaders in 2016 With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead. Blog Why is medical leadership important in the health service? 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. Blog Clinical leaders need to bring their experience to service re-design Anna Moore reflects on how medical leaders can help to develop new models of care and integrate services around the needs of patients. Blog Engaging clinicians: keeping the bright sparks burning Vijaya Nath looks at one of the challenges facing NHS leaders, how to get the workforce, particularly clinicians, working in new ways more closely aligned to the changing nature of care. Blog To be, or not to be, a clinical director... but is that the question? For the true potential of clinical directors to be realised, we need to think about the role differently, says Matthew Rice. Blog The case for professionalising and validating medical leadership One of the priorities of our medical leadership work is to support those attracted to medical leadership and management. One way of encouraging medical leaders is to give them the same professional status that the medical profession gives to education, training and clinical practice. Blog The Better Care Fund: will the plans work? The government expects councils and NHS partners to achieve way too much, with too little, too soon, says Richard Humphries. Blog NHS leadership: to err is human, to stay still is unforgivable In terms of collectively redesigning services to improve patient care, is the most caring form of leadership to allow staff the space to explore and err, as long as certain safeguards are in place? Blog Medical engagement: change or die There has been a call for the most expensive assets in health care – the doctors – to step up and engage in management and leadership. We use the right words when writing about medical engagement but how do we move from rhetoric to reality and more importantly why should doctors embrace this responsibility? Blog Better Care Fund, better read the small print? Although earlier rumours of the demise of the Better Care Fund – the government’s £3.8 billion pooled fund to promote integrated care – have turned out to be greatly exaggerated, the significance of the government’s latest announcement about the fund should not be. 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