There has been lots of talk recently of the importance of standardising health leadership in the NHS and I’m sure there will be much more going forward.
Over the next few weeks we will post a series of five blogs is based on Yvonne’s work with the Tutu foundation and her experiences on a recent trip to South Africa, to the International association of conflict management conference (IACM).
Everyone out there working on a ward, in a clinic, in an office, in a surgery, or in the community will know what good leadership in the NHS looks like.
People sometimes think of a good leader as one you’d follow in to battle – the first one ‘over the hill’.
Many often ask what I mean when I say that the NHS needs to face up to the ‘leadership challenge’. It’s a question that I try to answer by referring to the wider context by painting a picture of the current situation the NHS finds itself, how leadership is key to delivering the change we need, and what I think good leadership looks like.