We were talking the other day, about our experience working with and for the NHS; a combined experience of more than 50 years, and the changes and the level of progress we have seen over that time in diversity and equality. What became apparent from talking and sparked a rather interesting conversation was that one […]
Managing Director Kirstie Stott writes about why self exploration is the key to courage and to a more fulfilling life.
That moment when something stops you in your tracks for a minute and makes you reflect and think… For me it was a recent ‘memory’ that popped up on my Facebook account (I know FB is outdated, my 11 year old reminds me often, but I’m retro). It was a photo of the statue in […]
“War! There’s a war in the workplace!” Or at least that’s what listening to all the media hype would have you believe if you listened to it. This was how I opened my presentation at the inaugural HPMA North East Roadshow event in Durham to over 100 HR and OD professionals on 2 October, when […]
The first of (hopefully) many Twitter discussions on working in the NHS took place yesterday evening, 8 July, run by the team at NHS Horizons, and hosted by Prerana Issar and Navina Evans. When Prerana was appointed as the new NHS Chief People Officer, she committed to wide-ranging engagement on ‘Making the NHS the best […]
The NHS People Plan; a much needed roadmap for flexible working and a workforce fit for the future There is a global workforce crisis in healthcare. With not enough staff to meet rising demand, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that by 2030 there will be a global shortage in healthcare of 18 million workers. […]
We need a thoroughly modern workforce – but will we get this from the imminent NHS workforce implementation plan?
With the imminent release of the NHS workforce implementation plan it’s a great time to start to really think about what a progressive and modern employer looks and feels like, and then to consider who and what we need to manage that workforce. We talk a lot about leadership in healthcare, but not enough about […]
The inaugural Shadow Board Network from the Inspiring Leaders Network and Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Academy At the ILN we have worked with a number of organisations across the UK on some of the key challenges the health and social care sector currently faces. Workforce is undoubtedly the biggest challenge at the moment, and one […]
I think it’s safe to say that most of us welcomed Matt Hancock’s comments last week around supporting and enabling women to reach (I prefer ‘ be appointed’) to senior positions and to close the gender pay gap. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says he won’t rest until it has. In […]
Are the nine to five traditions causing workforce exclusion for women and people with caring responsibilities?
The importance of women on boards across sectors has been evidenced widely. According to McKinsey, companies across all sectors with the most women on their boards of directors significantly and consistently outperform those with no female representation – by 41% in terms of return on equity and by 56% in terms of operating results. Furthermore […]