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One year on

On this first anniversary of publication, it seems no exaggeration to describe the impact of The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry as seismic. Indeed, it seems hard to believe it was only a year ago we were all …

On leadership and capability

The Francis Inquiry report highlighted the importance of “visible, receptive, insightful and outward looking” and effective leadership for a flourishing NHS. In this week’s guest blog, Jan Sobieraj, Managing Director at the NHS Leadership Academy, gives an update on all …

My patient experience

Regular readers may have noticed the blog falling silent for a while, perhaps assuming that I’d gone off the idea or had simply been too busy. In fact, I’ve been having emergency surgery for an infected appendix – a surprisingly …

On trusts and trust

‘Outstanding care, Transforming lives’ is the aim of the trust I’ve been based in this week, emblazoned on every screen saver. I’m observing a range of services for people with serious and often enduring mental health issues. Two headlines really …