For the Christmas and new year break we have brought you a roundup of HSJ’s best practice highlights of 2015. Today our focus is on workforce.
HSJ, together with sister title Nursing Times and NHS Improving Quality, had launched the Challenge Top-Down Change campaign earlier this year to find out if crowdsourcing could bring about bottom-up change in the NHS. This interactive toolkit looks at the obstacles and practical solutions as identified by NHS staff and service users.
Using data compiled from the recent NHS staff survey, independent research firm Best Companies Group identified 120 top performing NHS organisations, which included 40 acute trusts, 31 mental health trusts, 16 specialist trusts, 11 community trusts and 20 clinical commissioning groups.
Deborah Lee, chief operating officer and deputy chief executive of University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust, urges senior leaders of the NHS to find time to mentor young women to solve the pipelines problem within the health service.
Analysing a survey of senior staff, Greg Pitcher reports on what motivates and demotivates the NHS’s chief executives – and the skills they feel are vital.
As part of HSJ Workforce Investigation, Sally Gainsbury explores if the provider organisations can cut the £3.3bn they spend on temporary staff every year.