It’s obvious that business is moving faster and faster and that to keep up, leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace. That’s easy to say. But is it so? Is there a correlation between speed
When well-meaning people give advice to young women about how to get ahead, networking is almost always at the top of the list. Make connections; get outside your comfort zone; don’t just build relationships, focus on your business. Find a mentor —
How does it feel when you’re told that you need a coach, whether it’s your boss or someone else? For many managers it feels like a kick in the gut, a clear sign that you’re doing something wrong and your
Would you be happier if you spent an hour juggling emails, meetings, and data analysis, or if you spent that hour focused only on data analysis? Which would you enjoy more: a Saturday spent bouncing from running errands, to cooking an
This paper sets out for politicians and national policy-making bodies the 2015 Challenge coalition’s shared analysis of progress so far on the changes that NHS Confederation asked for in the 2015 Challenge, and the immediate next steps required during the
Transformational change places huge demands on leaders, particularly chief executives. They must inspire sceptical workforces, be highly visible in their organisations yet also manage external stakeholders. They must be approachable and empathetic, and maintain their own energy and sense of
This report asks how best to design national policy on the NHS to accelerate improvements to health care? It concludes that national bodies now need to take the following action: Immediately develop a shared view of how change happens in the
The NHS is now consulting on proposals to enable orthoptists who have undergone the appropriate training, to be able to sell, supply and administer medicines under exemptions within the Human Medicines Regulations (2012) across the United Kingdom. The proposed changes will
The NHS is now consulting on proposals to enable dietitians, working at an advanced level and who have undergone the appropriate training, to be able to supplementary prescribe. The proposed changes will enable the development of new roles and new ways
The NHS is now consulting on proposals to enable paramedics, working at an advanced level and who have undergone the appropriate training, to be able to become independent prescribers of medicines across the United Kingdom. The proposed changes will enable the
The NHS is now consulting on proposals to enable radiographers, working at an advanced level and who have undergone the appropriate training, to be able to become independent prescribers of medicines across the United Kingdom. The proposed changes will enable the
Most workplaces face constant imperatives for change—from trivial-seeming matters such as installing new office printers to major ones such as implementing new policies to support diversity. The question of how to drive change, though, is perennially vexing. Some things make
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations ID 9: Identification of Bacillus species. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 24 February 2015. Additional Items ID 9i3 February 2015: issued
This report contributes some new insights into improving the health of local communities: it broadens out the idea of integration – health and social care working together can make a significant difference to people’s wellbeing, but there are other services
These documents set out the rules and administrative arrangements for the payment of NHS bursaries to students who are considering work in the NHS and have accepted a place on an eligible course. The NHS Bursary Scheme rules ensure the
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations B 25: Investigation of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis fluid. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 20 February 2015. Additional Items B 25i6 February 2015: issued – Word Version Review of users’
Latest on key indicators of pressures from Public Health England.
Telford and Wrekin CCG is expected to decide next month whether to close a mental health unit in Telford that hosts inpatient facilities and crisis resolution teams.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a key recommendation from the investigation into lessons learnt from the historic abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.
Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.
Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group will increase the number of cycles of IVF offered to 23-39 year old women from one to three – bringing its policy into line with national guidelines.
Vale Royal CCG and South Cheshire CCG are planning to formally merge.
Shadow secretary Andy Burnham has warned plans to devolve £6bn of health and social care funding to Greater Manchester could mean “another reorganisation”.
A trust near the English/Welsh border is investigating why Welsh patients wait significantly longer than English one for treatment.
Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group is predicting an overspend of almost £400,000 this financial year on its learning disability pooled fund with Walsall Council, largely because of high demand for inpatient beds.
Commissioners in West Sussex will begin discussions with local providers to continue delivering musculoskeletal services after the preferred bidder pulled out of the contract.
To relieve clinical and financial pressures on services, trusts must explore new models. Alison Moore examines two trusts that have successfully challenged assumptions about how care is delivered.
Training for care home staff, a community care pathway for housebound patients and an app that ‘gamifies’ blood glucose monitoring for children are three examples of innovation in diabetes.
Varya Shaw discusses how diabetes needs innovation on all fronts – patients, drugs, clinicians and technology.
A new report by the King’s Fund proposes ways in which the workforce can become more engaged in ensuring safety.
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has set up schemes to help staff from black and minority ethnics backgrounds to develop leadership skills and encourage them to apply for senior roles.
The Greater Manchester area will be a ‘trailblazer’ for developing new models of care, and will be one of the first places to access two national transformation funds worth a combined £450m, according to draft proposals that emerged today.
Derby Community Health Services Trust has won a contract to provide sexual health services alongside Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust as a subcontractor
Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Sue Elcock as its new medical director.
The Care Quality Commission board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.
King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a turnaround director to tackle its finance and performance issues.
There is ‘very patchy’ management of volunteer schemes in trusts and the law should be changed so that all staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy
NHS England has launched a new general practice e-form, developed specifically to make it quick and easy for all practice staff to report patient safety incidents to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), the NHS’ national patient safety incident
The ‘Public Health Services Contract’ is adaptable for use for a broad range of public health services and delivery models. It provides a framework to hold providers to account for the delivery of these services to achieve improved health outcomes.
The independently led Review of Choice in End of Life Care has provided advice to Government which includes: establishing a ‘national choice offer’ focused on individual’s end of life care needs by April 2020 providing an additional £130 million funding
Independent report on the themes and lessons learnt from the NHS investigations relating to Jimmy Savile. It makes recommendations in relation to security and access arrangements, including celebrity and VIP access; the role and management of volunteers; safeguarding; raising complaints and
Business is not a sport. But great coaching is just as important to success in the office as on the field. Over the years, HBR has interviewed some of the world’s top athletic coaches. We mined our archives for a
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the care of adults with irritable bowel syndrome, including: the support, treatment and advice people should be offered by their GP in diagnosing and helping to manage their irritable bowel syndrome circumstances when
This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) in adults, children and young people. Related NICE Pathways Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome in adults Ulcerative colitis Related Quality Standards Patient experience
Sofosbuvir (also known as Sovaldi) is recommended as a possible treatment for adults with some types (called genotypes) of chronic hepatitis C. It is taken with other drugs (peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, or ribavirin alone). For patients this means if
Infliximab (also known as Remicade, Inflectra or Remsima), adalimumab (Humira) and golimumab (Simponi) are recommended. They are possible treatments for adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis if conventional therapy hasn’t worked or isn’t suitable. Infliximab is also recommended as
NICE has said that the TURis system can be used instead of a surgical system called ‘monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate’ (or monopolar TURP). Healthcare teams may want to use the TURis system instead of monopolar TURP because: there
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of regorafenib for metastatic colorectal cancer after treatment for metastatic disease because no evidence submission was received from Bayer for the technology. Related NICE Pathways Colorectal cancer
NICE recommends axitinib as a possible treatment for adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma when drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors or cytokines have not worked. For patients this means if they have advanced renal cell carcinoma and their doctor thinks that axitinib