Keith McNeil unexpectedly resigned with immediate effect from his CEO role at Addenbrooke’s. His subsequent radio interview gave a rare insight to circumstances such as these, and offers many points of learning for NHS leaders…
Apple Watch has now been launched. I’ve had mine for two months, and it’s making a difference to the way I work and live. The activity app prompts me to stand rather than sit, to walk up escalators, to watch the calories. There is visibility of what is coming up on the calendar, so less stress of missing something. The weather app means that I can prepare better and not get caught out. And of course I can just wave the Watch at the scanner in Starbucks to get my coffee – now decaf.
Faculty member, John Deffenbaugh, responds to Karen Lynas’ recent blog, Nye Bevan and the NHS – 67 years on and shares his unique perspective and views on the NHS and recent events in America.
Polling day is next week. In a world of perpetual campaigning, it’s helpful to finally get a result – before the cycle starts all over again. If you think we’ve got it bad, try living in the States. Candidates are announcing now and it’s not even 2016 yet. Continue reading “See you and raise you”
Louis Sullivan was the architect who came up with the maxim, “form follows function”, arguing that a building’s purpose should determine its design. This is always a great reminder to NHS leaders who jump into restructuring before they figure out what they’re trying to achieve through the structure. After all, it’s easier to restructure than to change course. To mix my metaphors, leaders too often ‘rearrange the deckchairs’ instead of steering the ship away from the iceberg.