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The People Manager

Blair McPherson is a former local authority director and author of a number of management books, including Equipping Managers for an Uncertain Future and An Elephant in the Room. Follow him on Twitter: @blairmcpherson1

All posts from: April 2012

Devaluing social work with adults will cause huge problems

Posted by Blair McPhersonMon, 30 Apr 2012

The NHS stands to lose big if local authorities begin cutting the number of social workers helping older patients and people with disabilities.

Inspections can only hope to inspire managers into stopping abuse

Posted by Blair McPhersonFri, 27 Apr 2012

Inspectors can’t realistically hope to “catch out” staff who abuse care home residents; it’s up to the managers to ensure their employees are all delivering good care.

How will doctors see fit to spend their budgets?

Posted by Blair McPhersonMon, 16 Apr 2012

Doctors may have a few things on their wishlists now they are supposed to be in charge of commissioning services.