Creating tomorrow today: seven simple rules for leaders. Blog two: Define our shared purpose by Helen Bevan and Göran Henriks

We have created a set of “seven simple rules” for leaders who want to create tomorrow today, based on our collective learning over seven decades as leaders and internal change agents in the health and care systems in England and in Sweden and the work we have done with leaders in health and care in […]

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Creating tomorrow today: seven simple rules for leaders by Helen Bevan and Goran Henriks

This is the first of eight blogs that we will be posting on BMJ Leader over the coming weeks. We both lead change inside our respective health and care systems; Helen in the National Health Service in England and Goran in Region Jönköping County in Sweden. Together we have 70 years’ experience in leading change […]

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Coaching Through COVID – The how of leading a team to enable growth out of crisis by Lindsay Wittenberg & Rachel Ellison

What are the leadership lessons from the success of this pro-bono emergency response intervention? Coaching through COVID was an experiment. It went from concept to initial design to the first person being coached, within 10 days – three days after the start of the first UK lock-down in March 2020. The numbers so far 260 […]

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‘I haven’t a clue what you are talking about’ and other things we need to start saying in healthcare by David Haslam

It certainly made me chuckle. These days, my surgical colleague would have got into all sorts of trouble for writing it, but as a clinic letter from a consultant to a GP it could not have been more to the point. “Dear David”, he wrote, “Lump gone. Pain gone. Patient gone”. Correspondence like that has […]

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‘Merit’ and diversity are not alternatives by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish the final blog of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. “BME representation on the Trust Board has been discussed and considered […]

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Any messages for the NHS from Priti Patel’s exoneration? by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part nine of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. Bullying in healthcare undermines patient care and safety making staff less willing […]

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