Work and Life
Care certificate for front line staff will not mend a broken system
Rooting new kinds of public service in new kinds of relationships
Adult Community Services at Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust are showing the way in co-production
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
Jeremy Hunt is promising more nurses and less competition in community services. He's right -- and here's how it can deliver
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
If NHS staff are to lead the battle against obesity it is time to focus on improving their own wellbeing and engagement
The renewed focus on mental illness after the death of Robin Williams has both positive and negative features.
Mixing up evidence about staff engagement in the NHS with employee ownership in private companies is unhelpful.
"Everybody’s stories are heavily entwined with the oppressive cultural norms many of us say we are trying to dismantle."
Two recent reports show that there are both positive and negative drivers and effects of increasing self-employment
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.
As long as working people are seen as a cost to development rather than its agents there will be no holistic policy.
The NHS staff survey shows especially low morale in the ambulance service. What can be done about it?
As organisations fragment, the social cost is externalised. Can 'Big Society' really solve the resulting problems?
An important new report from the Point of Care foundations highlights that better healthcare requires better staff engagement
Wingham Rowan calls for government to adapt their policy response to the reality that jobs for life have gone for good
Lawyers fighting legal aid cuts undermine their argument with spurious claims about relative merit
Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain
We need big thinking but to combine innovation with democratic accountability in public services we also need to think small
A new TUC report shows occupational segmentation is more gendered now than 20 years ago. What can be done?
On National Stress Awareness Day, Surviving Work founder Elizabeth Cotton outlines her vision of Radical Resilience
It's time to learn that the NHS needs total quality management, says leading healthcare commentator Roy Lilley.
Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line
Britain's fragmented railway combines the worst caricatures of public and private. What we need is the best qualities of both.
The NHS staff survey reveals strong evidence of dissastifaction among ambulance staff. What is being done about it?
New technology linked to innovation in working practices could improve services -- but only if staff and passengers are engaged.
Aviation safety depends on getting 'human factors' right. That requires an open and just culture. The NHS needs the same.
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.
We need to find ways to offer employed people more of the benefits of freelancing -- and vice versa.
British public sector workers are more fearful than ever -- except where change is managed with staff involvement.
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 is suffering a stress epidemic. Tackling that problem should be at the heart of efforts to improve patient care.
Margaret Thatcher's carer kept the former British PM's mind going. Shouldn't all older people be entitled to that support?
The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!
Unions must transform themselves radically to relate to the insecurities, needs and aspirations of those in the precariat.
Born out of political violence in Kenya, Nairobi-based social enterprise Ushahidi has developed its mapping work internationally
Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?
The idea that the 'precariat' is a new class is an obstacle not only to understanding but also to organisation
A stimulating Valentine's Day message from an Oxford management professor sets a challenge to left and right.
Recent data from the new NHS Commissioning Board show that white applicants to its positions are far more likely to succeed
Britain's NHS Employers support the government-backed Engage for Success. But what do they mean by 'employee engagement'?
Ford led the private transport revolution in the 20th Century. Will it really lead a public transport revolution in the 21st?
If every care worker received the living wage the implications for public finance and services would be truly radical
Less than a year after its takeover of Hinchingbrooke health trust, falling performance and staff cuts are bad signs.
Former World Bank staffer Steve Commins argues for more political economy analysis about winners and losers in job creation
A quarter of a century after I went part-time to care for my young children, why is it still exceptional for men to do that?