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Christmas Gifts for Trainees

Be a Christmas Hit with your Trainees Finally, a Christmas gift of lasting value without the huge cost   Brilliant and Simple Idea Each year, teams of consultants struggle to find something of true value to give to their juniors/trainees. Not this year. Give them a very valuable, career-enhancing e-learning course but at a cost … Continued

Critical News (Published 11th December 2017)

Week Commencing 4th December 2017 5 Insights You Need to Know Welcome to the NHS WEEK THAT WAS, a Monday synopsis of the most important things that happened last week, with a degree of interpretation. No waffle, no minor news – just the significant stuff to ensure you are current. Enjoy!   QUICK PERSPECTIVE After … Continued

Critical News (Published 3rd December 2017)

Week Commencing 27th November 2017 5 Insights You Need to Know Welcome to the inaugural WEEK THAT WAS, a Monday synopsis of the most important things that happened last week, with a degree of interpretation. No waffle, no minor news – just the significant stuff to ensure you are current. Enjoy!   QUICK PERSPECTIVE This … Continued

Professional Choices Morning Session Filling Rapidly

In response to an increasing number of requests, we have organised a further session to help consultant personally deal with the increasingly irreconcilable circumstances they are finding themselves in. This includes overwhelming load, unsafe services and a pressure to adopt terms and conditions that are disadvantageous, almost always backed up by “it’s for the greater … Continued

Excited About Our New Web Platform

We are very excited to announce our new website/ web platform that will allow us to be much more timely with information and more importantly, provide a greater level of advice, as distinct from just marketing the courses and services we have to offer. A good web platform needs to serve both needs, allowing you … Continued

The Service Transformation Chronology Trap (Part 2)

In the first part of this 2-part explanation of the importance of chronology in transformation, we examined transformation first by splitting it into 3 distinct forms, so that we could understand the chronological relationship of those forms. On closer examination, it becomes patently obvious why Trusts are constantly fire-fighting when they have not undertaken the … Continued

The Service Transformation Chronology Trap (Part 1)

There is a very real and worrying common reality emerging across the Acute Trust sector, in that many are facing concurrent deficit positions and/ or declining financial health, coupled to variable or declining clinical quality. Whether we have a system sliding  towards financial failure or clinical failure (or both) and whether one is a worse … Continued

When Leaders Compete – A Recipe for a Lose-Lose Disaster

Party season is upon us. No, not festive parties but political ones. With those, especially in sight of a general election, comes a stark illustration of the importance of collaboration in leadership and a difficult lesson about what it might take to produce a win-win solution. More importantly, this week’s competitive posturing suggests that not … Continued