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Relieving the ‘stress and strain’ in social care

Care certificate for front line staff will not mend a broken system

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."

Living wage is just the start in valuing home care workers

Paying a living wage to home care workers is a step in the right direction but not enough to transform the service

Co-production demands radical rethinking of the health and social care workforce

Adult Community Services at Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust are showing the way in co-production

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

Staff wellbeing and engagement will make or break NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

If NHS staff are to lead the battle against obesity it is time to focus on improving their own wellbeing and engagement

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.

Improving staff engagement does not require employee ownership of the NHS

Mixing up evidence about staff engagement in the NHS with employee ownership in private companies is unhelpful.

[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 ups and downs of self-employment

Two recent reports show that there are both positive and negative drivers and effects of increasing self-employment

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

Productivity in social care services: innovating for better jobs, service and resource use

Britain's coalition government wants to drive up productivity in social care. It can be done, and it needn't be nasty.

999 for the ambulance service?

The NHS staff survey shows especially low morale in the ambulance service. What can be done about it?

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.

Big Society and fractured organisations—is HR part of the problem?

As organisations fragment, the social cost is externalised. Can 'Big Society' really solve the resulting problems?