7 articles Tag visible leadership

‘Thinking outside of the box’ article published in NI Healthcare Review

‘Thinking outside of the box’ article published in NI Healthcare Review

My article on Medical Leadership, my own leadership journey, my portfolio career as a Physician and Freelance Consultant, and the HSC Changeday experiment was published in Issue 92 2014 of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Review.  You can read it in the online version of the magazine below.

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5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

5 Reasons Why Leadership Walk Rounds in Hospitals Should be Banned

Leadership Walk Rounds are just one of the leadership and management fads I’ve seen in my medical career so far. Having been on several wards in several hospitals when these have occurred I have noticed a number of problems which lead me to believe these should be banned and replaced with some real, difficult, down and dirty, hard to measure – but easy to see, nitty gritty LEADERSHIP. 1. The fact that Leadership Walk Rounds …

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The NHS Leadership Conundrum

The NHS Leadership Conundrum

Once upon a time in a Trust far, far away I met an aspiring leader called Sue.  Sue was trying very hard to affect change and do something good.  She was very focused on improving the quality of the service, making it safer, more efficient and improving the patient experience.  But Sue was facing a lot of obstacles and was being frustrated by the leaders and management in the hierarchy above.  She eventually started to doubt …

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Top Tweets from MLS2013

Top Tweets from MLS2013

A selection of tweets from the Northern Ireland Medical Leadership Symposium (www.medleadsymposium.co.uk) on Friday 21 June 2013 at Titanic Belfast. View the story “Top Tweets From MLS2013″ on Storify

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Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

Key Messages from NICON Briefing with Robert Francis QC

A collection of tweets with key messages from the briefing with Robert Francis QC at Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick on Wednesday 24 April.

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SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

Teaching and Training on Ward Rounds Over the past number of weeks I have been experimenting with a new teaching/training technique.  I select an appropriate review patient for the F1 or F2 to review while I fulfil the support role of writing in the notes and making the obs chart, kardex and fluid balance available. Before going to see the patient I ask the F1/2 to read the previous entries in the notes and consider …

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SK Diary – w/c 25 February 2013

SK Diary – w/c 25 February 2013

This was a busy week with a lot going on so I will pick out some highlights to reflect on and discuss. Healthcare Social Media Last Friday Heather Moorhead (@HmmMoorhead) the Director of the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Services (NICON) asked if I would organise live tweeting for the NICON 2013 Conference – Transforming Your Care: Transforming Our Practice – on 6 & 7 March.  I agreed and we spoke again early this week …

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