‘Magical Meander’: Why does central heating always break on the coldest day of the year?

This is the tenth part of the BMJ Leader blog series written anonymously by “Magical Meander”, a medical manager working in the NHS, to help align perspectives and build understanding of medical management across these two professions. Why does central heating always break on the coldest day of the year? After a few recent experiences of […]

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‘Magical Meander’: Loyalty – We are you…

This is the nineth part of the BMJ Leader blog series written anonymously by “Magical Meander”, a medical manager working in the NHS, to help align perspectives and build understanding of medical management across these two professions. I went recently to see the Thomas Becket exhibition at the British Museum. I was touched, as I often […]

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‘Magical Meander’: Walking the tightrope…

This is the eighth part of the BMJ Leader blog series written anonymously by “Magical Meander”, a medical manager working in the NHS, to help align perspectives and build understanding of medical management across these two professions. As with so many management decisions, there isn’t really a bible to tell you what to do. Instead experience […]

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‘Magical Meander’: COVID-19 has led to all sorts of new habits

This is the fourth part of the BMJ Leader blog series written anonymously by “Magical Meander”, a medical manager working in the NHS, to help align perspectives and build understanding of medical management across these two professions. One of the hardest aspects of managing colleagues is understanding the nuanced balance between factors that contribute to […]

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‘Magical Meander’: How to encourage change

This is the third part of the BMJ Leader blog series written anonymously by “Magical Meander”, a medical manager working in the NHS, to help align perspectives and build understanding of medical management across these two professions. Change is hard. Habit is comfortable. But to misquote the iconoclastic work of fiction -The Leopard: “if you […]

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