Real-time learning from the virtual world: international insights on online innovation learning by Rob Sheffield, Geert Schols & Florian Hameister

In this blog, three authors from Germany, Netherlands and the UK, share their first-hand experiences of helping their clients build innovation and leadership capabilities in the context of a COVID-19 global pandemic. As we write, our current conversations with clients reflect two broad issues. First, how do we enable innovation, as well as deliver short […]

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Healer heal thyself 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 five of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. Good leaders model the behaviours they expect of others. Those who set […]

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Embracing distributed leadership during a pandemic by Lauren Hookham, Agalya Ramanathan, Joel Schamroth, and Chantal Rees

As trainee doctors at a London hospital, we saw some of the earliest cases of COVID-19 in the UK. Within weeks, a new rota was created to face the pandemic and doctors from various departments were reassigned to help on the front lines. As the crisis unfolded, one key issue that emerged was the impact […]

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The “dreams” of disabled doctors in the NHS workforce should not be trod upon by Dr Shibley Rahman

I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. WB Yeats The dreams of disabled doctors to succeed in the NHS workplace matter.  Disability is a ‘protected characteristic’ under equality law. Data […]

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Time to change the paradigm 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 four of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. For decades NHS employers have largely assumed that having policies, procedures and […]

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Disability in the NHS – an opportunity or a threat? by Dr Shibley Rahman

I’ve known about the major findings of the BMA survey on disability for a few weeks, and I’ve thought about the implications many times.  In 2019 3.6% of the non-clinical and 2.9% of the clinical workforce (excluding medical and dental staff) declared a disability through the NHS Electronic Staff Record. I became physically disabled in […]

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Data and race discrimination: problem sensing or comfort seeking? by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. “We know – intellectually – that confronting an issue is the only way to resolve […]

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