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Another week, another Trump press conference, although entertaining for many it may be worrying for many others. What has that got to do with my Friday note you ask? On reflection, this week has been dominated by the need to think differently about the way we communicate effectively so that messages, whether good or bad, are understood.

Looking for answers

04 November 2016

I am writing this on Friday for a change, before another busy day. This week has been an eclectic mix of things interspersed with review and preparation for a further regional escalation meeting next Monday with NHS England (more of this later).

Planning for the future

21 October 2016

So, lots of material this week it is difficult to know where to start. The debate continues in the press about what the NHS has or hasn't received and the role of Sustainability Transformation Plans (STPs).

40 years in the NHS


14 October 2016

Crikey what a week! There’s been lots going on and lots to reflect on, but first it’s been a strange week for me personally as on Tuesday I attended my interview as a nominee for the HSJ Chief Executive of the year award.

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