“Thanks to the Ready Now programme I can hold my head high and not feel alone anymore”

Posted on and updated on by Ranjita Sen

Ready Now participant Ranjita Sen discusses how the programme gave her the confidence to combat the barriers she’s faced as a senior leader from a black, Asian and minority ethic (BAME) background.  

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Trumping Care

Posted on and updated on by John Deffenbaugh

The NHS Leadership Academy works with a world-class expert faculty of global business leaders, educators and practitioners. Our programme participants are offered unique opportunities to learn from and talk with each of them. Here, John Deffenbaugh, faculty member from the US, discusses the role of government and the role played by public managers in innovation for the good of the public.

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

Posted on and updated on by Chris Pointon

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 four years on, the campaign is supported by over 150 NHS trusts and organisations worldwide, reaching as far as New Zealand. On the one-year anniversary of Dr. Granger’s death, Chris talks to the Academy about his experience of leadership within the NHS.

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Effective leadership is critical if partnership working in STPs is to lead to better patient care

Posted on and updated on by Caroline Chipperfield

Caroline Chipperfield, associate director of partnerships at the NHS Leadership Academy, talks about the importance of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and what’s needed to ensure they’re a success.

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Back to basics: why diversity and inclusion are critical to leading much-needed change in the NHS

Posted on and updated on by Tracie Jolliff

Despite 30 years of investment, the equality and diversity agenda hasn’t moved forward at anywhere near the pace we would have liked. Indeed, many colleagues have lost sight of the value this work brings. Tracie Jolliff explores the need to go back to basics.

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