Over the Christmas and new year break we bring you a round-up of the best articles from our Leadership, Commissioning and Innovation and Efficiency channels. In this focus on leadership, we highlight a selection of best practice articles from 2014. Among them, Anushta Sivananthan, medical director of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust, discusses if ‘zero harm’ is achievable for mental health, while Roger Kline explains how the lack of leadership diversity is compromising patient care.
NO FOR REUSE
Roger Kline writes about growing amount of evidence that shows little progress is being made on improving diversity at the top of the NHS – and this is compromising patient care.
Anushta Sivananthan, medical director of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust, sets out how the trust is responding to new patient safety challenges to mental health services following the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports.
More needs to be done to address psychological trauma among care givers, as shown by a new analysis of suicide among clinicians involved in incidents and investigations, urge Rajan Madhok and colleagues.
A whole hospital transformation at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust offers a unique insight into how patient care and staff morale can be boosted while meeting financial targets, say Tim Guyler and colleagues.
The chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust turns back the clock to tell her younger self about the received wisdom she will encounter throughout her NHS career.