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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."

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

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.

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

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?

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

The NHS can learn from aviation—but not from Ryanair

Aviation safety depends on getting 'human factors' right. That requires an open and just culture. The NHS needs the same.

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"

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.

The NHS tops the league table for workplace stress. Staff and patients deserve better.

The NHS is suffering a stress epidemic. Tackling that problem should be at the heart of efforts to improve patient care.

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!

Never again? Roger Kline argues that Jeremy Hunt’s response to the Francis Report is inadequate.

Is the government serious about learning from Mid Staffs? Judging by its response to Francis, it doesn't look like it.

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?

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

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?

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.

Why is NHS staffing black at the bottom and white at the top?

Recent data from the new NHS Commissioning Board show that white applicants to its positions are far more likely to succeed

Workplace bullying in health and social care: bad for staff, worse for the people they serve

In this Anti-Bullying Week, let's remember that staff are not the only victims

‘Employee engagement’: control or empowerment?

Britain's NHS Employers support the government-backed Engage for Success. But what do they mean by 'employee engagement'?

Whistleblowing: publicly encouraged but still dangerous

With the BBC Panorama programme today exposing yet another mistreatment scandal, we ask: why is whistleblowing still so risky?

Circle Health: bringing social enterprise into disrepute?

Less than a year after its takeover of Hinchingbrooke health trust, falling performance and staff cuts are bad signs.

Health care professionals kept quiet about Jimmy Savile: why didn’t they speak out?

Sexual abuse allegations against the late BBC presenter have not shocked all nurses. So why didn't anyone whistleblow?

The price of misplaced loyalty

Britain's NHS is often not a safe place to raise concerns about patient care or poor practice or financial skulduggery