“As a leader, you need to make sure you’re approachable by anyone at any level in any organisation.”

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The #hellomynameis campaign was created by Dr. Kate Granger MBE, a registrar in elderly medicine who had terminal cancer, and her husband Chris Pointon. They started the campaign in August 2013 after Kate became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was an inpatient with post-operative sepsis. Almost six years on, the campaign is supported by over 150 NHS trusts and organisations worldwide, reaching as far as New Zealand. On the third anniversary of Dr. Granger’s passing, we look back at a blog by Chris where he talks to the Academy about his experience of leadership within the NHS.

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