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Beyond the Self Management Hype

Richard Wilson blogs about his conversation with Brendan on the introduction of Buurtzorg to the UK.

Buurtzorg repository of resources

Want to learn about Buurtzorg? Explore the case studies and research in our repository of resources:

Person centred care—from rhetoric to reality

As NHS leaders hear they will have to manage without more money, Buurtzorg demonstrates integration led by front-line staff...

Growing Old Together—the challenge facing us all

A recent report from the NHS Confederation adds to the growing evidence that radical change is needed

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."

Collaboration for radical change in public services and international development

Rooting new kinds of public service in new kinds of relationships

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

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

Integrated community services demands co-design of relationship-based home care

Jeremy Hunt is promising more nurses and less competition in community services. He's right -- and here's how it can deliver

The NHS Five Year Forward View: where are home care providers and their staff?

There is so much promise in NHS England's Five Year Forward View. Home care services could hold the key to making it a reality

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.

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.

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.

Caroline Lucas MP is wrong: the Public Service Users Bill is a bad idea

Just when the case for privatisation and outsourcing has never been so weak let's get the public ownership message right

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

Safe staffing and skill mix: a hot topic for the NHS in 2014

The NICE review of safe staffing levels must be genuinely based on evidence and consultation, as Robert Francis recommended

Think big, act small: Roberto Unger’s vision and piecemeal change

We need big thinking but to combine innovation with democratic accountability in public services we also need to think small

Fixing the gender jobs split: are we starting from the right end?

A new TUC report shows occupational segmentation is more gendered now than 20 years ago. What can be done?

Why we need Radical Resilience at work

On National Stress Awareness Day, Surviving Work founder Elizabeth Cotton outlines her vision of Radical Resilience

Inspection doesn’t work! NHS needs TQM not CQC, writes Roy Lilley

It's time to learn that the NHS needs total quality management, says leading healthcare commentator Roy Lilley.

The ambulance service: what about the workers?

The NHS staff survey reveals strong evidence of dissastifaction among ambulance staff. What is being done about it?

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.

Employ enough trained staff and engage with them better: key lessons of the Keogh Review

The real lessons about how the NHS can improve are being lost in the political ping pong