NHS managers

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Time for NHS boards to balance the books, says Dr Karen Castille

Basic maths tells me a number of things in the NHS don’t add up: our workforce is overwhelmingly female – around 80 per cent are women – but as you climb up the career ladder, the male-female ratio starts to drop and proportions level out, skewing to the other extreme. At the top of the … Continue reading

Many of the system-wide issues we face won’t be solved by management processes, says Jan Sobieraj

If the future sustainability of the NHS means its leaders will need to make tough decisions, how can leaders make sure they are making the right ones? In my chief executive roles in the NHS, I’ve made some difficult decisions – some clinical, some financial, many staff related. All had patient and service impact. You … Continue reading

Resurrecting public trust in management is a must, but we are in difficult territory, says Jo Webber

The inquiry into failings at Mid Staffordshire Hospital has finally reported. But what might it mean for management within the NHS? We know that some sort of enhanced managerial accountability is on its way. The Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, wants to consider a range of options, and our discussion paper and consultation on the … Continue reading

Services must evolve and revolve around the changing needs of patients; community services are the key, says Rob Webster

The 21st century NHS faces the biggest challenges of a generation. So why are we still using 20th century approaches to healthcare that ignore patients’ assets and 21st  century technology? Many reasons – financial flows; disjointed IT; and professional hierarchies. But perhaps the biggest barrier is in our culture – one that we must overcome, … Continue reading

The twittersphere should recognise the brilliant work of NHS managers, says Dean Royles

I love Twitter. It’s a fantastic way of listening to the debate and discussion surrounding the NHS – the financial challenge, the need for service change, the implications of innovation and the everyday experiences of NHS staff and managers. I follow a range of people with different political views, I follow nurses, occupational therapists, physios … Continue reading

Success of new NHS architecture hinges on its leaders learning new skills, says Ciarán Devane

Being a manager and leader in the ‘new’ NHS will be different. To work, the views of three parties will need to be reconciled into one plan; that of local authorities on the health of their population; the local clinical community on commissioning for outcomes; and the NHS Commissioning Board on delivering the mandate.  And all … Continue reading


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