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Lights, Camera, Action – Personal impact and presence for interviews and other events that can make an NHS Manager cry

The Dalai Lama when asked how he remained calm addressing thousands of people said “If I am anxious before giving a talk, I’ll remind myself that the main reason, the aim of giving the lecture, is to be of at least some benefit to the…

Leading with military precision Trust chief executive Suzanne Rankin draws on her nursing experience in a war zone to help empower her NHS staff. Jennifer Trueland tells her story

In some ways, managing a hospital is a bit like running a military operation and both involve the same sorts of leadership challenge. That’s the view of Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust, formerly a senior nursing officer in…

Profile: Krystyna Ruskiewicz, Managing Director, Space-4 Consulting

Having the time and space to think is a valuable commodity and one that many senior executives may feel is in short supply. Yet Krystyna Ruszkiewicz, managing director of human resources and organisational consultancy Space-4 Consulting, which specialises in the NHS, believes it is vital. …

Recruiting to two Board level posts for Kent Community Health NHS Trust

Excellent care, healthy communities Caring with compassion | Listening, responding and empowering | Leading through partnerships | Learning, sharing and innovating | Striving for excellence Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT) is one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population…

Andrew Liles - transition from acute Trust CEO to Partner in a health care consultancy

After 10 years as an acute Trust CEO, and 20 years after completing the NHS management training scheme, l left the direct employ of the NHS last autumn to create a health care consultancy with a close colleague.  The last 9 months have flown by,…


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Unconscious bias

Interesting podcast from CIPD on the impact of unconscious bias…