Commissioning Editor Introductory Blog: Living up to more diversity and inclusion in health care leadership (research) by Jamiu O. Busari

Introduction BMJ Leader (BMJL) is one of the BMJ’s journals and is co-owned by BMJ and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. It is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only journal that focuses on healthcare management and leadership. BMJL is constantly expanding its scope and taking bold steps to be a more inclusive search journal. We are […]

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NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: “Carrying the torch of nursing leadership” by Nursing Regional Clinical Leadership Fellows

Nurses make a huge difference to the lives of patients and their families. Bearing in mind the compassion and dedication of our nursing teams, it is no surprise that the nursing profession seems to have a special place in British esteem; frequently polled as the most trusted profession and, largely, admired and respected by the […]

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NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: “A meaningful moment for midwifery leadership” by Midwives Regional Clinical Leadership Fellows

Maternity and neonatal services are currently facing unprecedented challenges – many of which have received considerable media and political attention over recent months. The current climate means that the wellbeing of our dedicated teams is at risk, due to the escalating workforce crisis where we are witnessing increasing levels of burnout, with fears of a […]

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What should the future of junior doctor leadership development look like? by Anna Street, Liam Loftus, and Raees Lunat

The potential positive impact of junior doctor leadership is becoming increasingly recognised across the system, with both the GMC, and Royal Colleges, frequently expanding their expectations of junior doctors in the leadership domain. The question that stems from this is how do we then support and educate our junior doctors to achieve these competencies? Following […]

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NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: “Being the change we want to see in AHP leadership” by AHP Regional Clinical Leadership Fellows

Some people are surprised to learn that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, supporting many clinical pathways and working across numerous organisational boundaries. As a collection of 14 diverse professions, we provide system-wide, holistic care, with a strong focus on supporting individuals to live full and active lives. […]

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Introducing the NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series by Rammina Yassaie

Seven Regions. Seven Professional Groups. One strong community of future leaders. As I approach the end of my year as an NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow, I am filled with mixed emotions; immense pride for what my colleagues have achieved in the first pilot year of the scheme, excitement to see what the future holds […]

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Is working from home really working?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting effect on the working practices in many industries and organisations, and the NHS is no exception. Video outpatient appointments have become increasingly common for many hospital specialties and over one in three GP consultations are now conducted virtually, compared with one in seven before the pandemic [1,2]. But […]

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“The cobbler’s children have no shoes” by Emma Hadley and Partha Kar

Partha Kar: “Family must look after family” So goes an old African proverb. Yet somehow the NHS has always struggled with the basic concept of that. Caught in the cocktail of shrinking public funds, greater desire for efficiency, increased demand from the public as well as unrealistic expectations set by politicians, the NHS has tried […]

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