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A day in the life of….a senior operational manager

Thursday May 2, 3:13pm

On a Thursday I am the escalation manager, this means that I am responsible for alleviating four hour breaches in the Ophthalmology Emergency Department (ED). The department is unique in that this is the only ophthalmic ED in the Midlands, we have patients from all over Birmingham and the Black...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – The Generation Game

Monday April 22, 1:08pm

One of the biggest challenges facing the NHS is that the pre-war “grateful generation” is being replaced by a new generation that are more demanding and less satisfied with the NHS.  This graph shows that the pre-war generation is consistently more satisfied with the NHS and that as the “baby...

Community regeneration on the horizon

Wednesday April 3, 4:52pm

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with people about the planned Midland Metropolitan Hospital and the regeneration it will bring to Smethwick, and ultimately to Sandwell and western Birmingham. It is very exciting.  Whether you are talking to councillors in Sandwell or Birmingham, local MPs...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – Public Trust board meetings

Tuesday March 12, 12:16pm

Last week I went to the trust’s public board meeting, partly out of interest and partly as I am writing an essay for my masters on governance.  What immediately struck me was that there were no members of the public there.  A quick survey of other trainees told me that...

A day in the life of an NHS Manager – Communication

Friday February 15, 1:08pm

This week at BMEC has been all about communication.  In the current climate and with increased competition in the NHS promoting our services is becoming essential.  This is quite a new concept for the NHS and something that has been done to varying success in other trusts. Every member of...

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