"If you say you are committed, why not try the Neil Armstrong approach - one small step."
Promises to protect whistleblowers are welcome but the culture change needed to realise the Francis vision demands much more
The NHS Providers report Leading by Example marks an important change of approach to tackling racial discrimination
A new court ruling, binding on all European Union states, establishes that obesity can be a disability, whatever its cause
The renewed focus on mental illness after the death of Robin Williams has both positive and negative features.
"Everybody’s stories are heavily entwined with the oppressive cultural norms many of us say we are trying to dismantle."
Black and minority ethnic people are seriously under-represented in the NHS leadership, and that matters to us all
A new report shows that more than half of British women surveyed have suffered recent bullying -- and for minorities it's worse.
If NHS staff were more systematically involved in planning and implementing decisions every day would be NHS Change Day
The challenge of making the cultural changes demanded by the Francis Report remain, but we now know more about how to do it.
An important new report from the Point of Care foundations highlights that better healthcare requires better staff engagement
Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain
A new survey has shown shocking -- but far from surprising -- evidence that the voices of NHS staff must be heard more clearly
As Francis showed, when hospitals are under pressure to cut budgets there is a strong temptation to get the skills mix wrong.
This is Part 2 of a blog entitled “Bullying: the silent epidemic in the NHS"
Equating people and profit makes no sense. Sustainability means deciding which is the master and which the servant.
Our new research report raises big questions that suggest racial discrimination in NHS recruitment. This simply has to stop.
In the first part of a series on bullying in the NHS, Roger Kline looks at the scale of the problem and how it has grown.
NHS staff need practical advice about how to raise and pursue concerns about safety and standards: here it is!
The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!
The British government has appointed Don Berwick to advise on patient safety. Did they realise what he stands for?
Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?
What kind of leadership does the NHS need? A former Health Secretary and a doctor point the way.
While the government takes steps to privatise the NHS, an inspiring lecture from Professor Michael West showed how to improve it
NHS staff feel under attack, but if they take it out on campaigners for better services we will all be losers
A stimulating Valentine's Day message from an Oxford management professor sets a challenge to left and right.
The public inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal showed the need for culture change -- but will the report deliver it?
The 150-year history of the world's first underground railway parallels that of the changing meaning of 'public service'.
Privatisation and deregulation of Britain's schools is leading to a growing number of children losing education and protection.