Transforming LEDER

Earlier this week I received an email from someone who’s job title is ‘National Transformation Lead for LeDeR’. This was a bit of a surprise, imagine a programme that’s only 6yrs old requiring a ‘national transformation lead’. It’s such an NHS response to things. Invent a programme, poorly resource it, put in poor leadership at […]

Half-seeking Public and Patient Voice representatives?

Just before New Year a tweet half-caught my eye. This one: Having lived and breathed #JusticeforLB over the previous 12 months, including being family representative on not one, but two independent investigations, this was interesting. I’d already promised myself that I had to get back to working more in 2016. I’ve been working for myself […]

#SouthernHealth Sleazy Read response to the #Mazars report

Big week this week, after months of delay the #Mazars report into deaths at Southern Health was finally published at just gone 2pm on Thursday 17 December. You can download/read the Mazars report here and you can download/read the easy read version here. I’m not going to blog about the findings here, others have done […]

Military metaphor and vanguards #5YFV #FutureNHS

Yesterday the healthcare world was awash with gleeful excitement as NHS England announced the 29 ‘vanguard’ sites, chosen to develop new ways of delivering integrated care. Last week I was chatting with Annie C, Helen K and others about the increasing use of military language in the #NHS: Then a few days later Clare Gerada […]