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Don’t say it if you don’t mean it! Guest blogger Jacqui Francis writes on NHS race (in)equality

"If you say you are committed, why not try the Neil Armstrong approach - one small step."

Learning from Francis: Culture change and staff involvement in the NHS

Promises to protect whistleblowers are welcome but the culture change needed to realise the Francis vision demands much more

Race in the workplace: a barometer of organisational health

The NHS Providers report Leading by Example marks an important change of approach to tackling racial discrimination

Is obesity a disability? A top employment lawyer explains a new European court ruling

A new court ruling, binding on all European Union states, establishes that obesity can be a disability, whatever its cause

Yes, depression is an illness, but prevention is better and cheaper than treatment

The renewed focus on mental illness after the death of Robin Williams has both positive and negative features.

[R]evolution Road – travelling the terrains of creativity, power and love

"Everybody’s stories are heavily entwined with the oppressive cultural norms many of us say we are trying to dismantle."

The snowy white peaks of the NHS: time to end the denial

Black and minority ethnic people are seriously under-represented in the NHS leadership, and that matters to us all

Enough anti-PC jokes: women who are black, LGBT or have a disability are bullied more.

A new report shows that more than half of British women surveyed have suffered recent bullying -- and for minorities it's worse.

How to make every day NHS Change Day

If NHS staff were more systematically involved in planning and implementing decisions every day would be NHS Change Day

One year on from Francis: how much has changed in the NHS?

The challenge of making the cultural changes demanded by the Francis Report remain, but we now know more about how to do it.

This might hurt a bit: staff engagement and care standards in the NHS

An important new report from the Point of Care foundations highlights that better healthcare requires better staff engagement

Home care of older people: the revolution has started!

Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain

Why NHS staff involvement is essential to improving care

A new survey has shown shocking -- but far from surprising -- evidence that the voices of NHS staff must be heard more clearly

Should health care assistants be less regulated than vets?

As Francis showed, when hospitals are under pressure to cut budgets there is a strong temptation to get the skills mix wrong.

Bullying part II: Speaking truth to power is good (but may be dangerous in the NHS)

This is Part 2 of a blog entitled “Bullying: the silent epidemic in the NHS"

The B Team say they want to change the world. Great, but don’t let them rule it.

Equating people and profit makes no sense. Sustainability means deciding which is the master and which the servant.

We need to talk about this: racial discrimination in NHS recruitment

Our new research report raises big questions that suggest racial discrimination in NHS recruitment. This simply has to stop.

Bullying: the silent epidemic in the NHS

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 support to raise concerns about care standards. Our new handbook can help.

NHS staff need practical advice about how to raise and pursue concerns about safety and standards: here it is!

Are charities and their funders fair to interns?

The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!

What David Cameron’s new patient safety tsar said five years ago. You might be surprised.

The British government has appointed Don Berwick to advise on patient safety. Did they realise what he stands for?

Why does the UN think young professionals should not be paid?

Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?

In defence of constructive criticism of the National Health Service

What kind of leadership does the NHS need? A former Health Secretary and a doctor point the way.

Go West to save and improve the NHS

While the government takes steps to privatise the NHS, an inspiring lecture from Professor Michael West showed how to improve it

Defensive denial won’t save the NHS—Roger Kline’s blog

NHS staff feel under attack, but if they take it out on campaigners for better services we will all be losers

Fixing capitalism means fixing the firm - Brendan Martin’s blog

A stimulating Valentine's Day message from an Oxford management professor sets a challenge to left and right.

Francis: good in parts, but be careful what you wish for

The public inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal showed the need for culture change -- but will the report deliver it?

London Underground at 150: the best and worst of public-private partnerships

The 150-year history of the world's first underground railway parallels that of the changing meaning of 'public service'.

Britain’s school reforms are leaving vulnerable children in the shadows

Privatisation and deregulation of Britain's schools is leading to a growing number of children losing education and protection.