NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: “The forgotten professional group” by Healthcare Scientist Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow

The NHS employs over 50,000 Healthcare Scientists [1], yet many NHS staff are unaware that Healthcare Science is itself a professional group, distinct from Allied Health Professionals. Our professional identity can often be so lacking that many are unaware they are healthcare scientists themselves! This lack of cohesion can be partly attributed to the highly specialist […]

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NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: “Carving a creative path out of the dentistry crisis” by Dentist Regional Clinical Leadership Fellows

It will be no surprise to anyone that NHS dentistry is at crisis point. Increasing media coverage over recent months has highlighted legitimate concerns around access to NHS dentistry, with the deeply worrying impact this has on those with the greatest need for oral care. Whilst this situation feels desperate, it is often in the […]

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UK’s Healthcare leadership should focus on decriminalising abortions by Anna Sri

On Sunday 24th June 2022, the USA’s Supreme Court made a monumental decision that allows politics and laws (of each state in America) to criminalise women who seek a basic healthcare service – an abortion. Since then, UK politicians and lawmakers may consider enforcing new legislations, so that women and people could be denied their […]

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Alone we are strong, together we are stronger by Shabir Shivji

Oral Health and CVD Prevention – The Power of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) We must seek any ‘silver linings’ for the NHS from the dark clouds of COVID. The Pandemic has focused minds on the challenge of reducing health inequality and reminded us that prevention is more effective and cheaper than medical management of […]

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NHS Regional Clinical Leadership Fellow Blog Series: ““From Junior Doctor to Senior Leader” by Doctor Regional Clinical Leadership Fellows

Doctors are often perceived as the leaders of clinical teams, due to both natural career progression and long held assumptions about hierarchies within the NHS. Yet, one only needs to speak to the average “junior doctor” to see how many do not see themselves as leaders; often battling systems that create a sense of infantilisation […]

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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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