‘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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‘Magical Meander’: Should I inspire by incentive?

This is the second part of the BMJ Leader new 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. Coronavirus has made us all think about antiviral vaccination. Yet in a good year we struggle to […]

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‘Magical Meander’: What made me a medical manager?

The pressures and demands that the COVID pandemic has placed on health and care are unprecedented. Amid the suffering and loss, health and care professionals’ responses to the demands are heart-warming. Clinicians, managers, academics and policy makers joined up with thousands of volunteers to provide timely, compassionate care as a priority above all else. Team […]

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