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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...

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 – Coaching and Mentoring

Monday January 21, 9:36am

I started this week with a meeting with my mentor, David Melbourne, the acting chief executive at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  On the NHS graduate scheme we are encouraged to meet with the chief executive of our own trust, as well as finding a mentor externally.  Before John Adler left SWBH...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – What is my team role?

Friday January 4, 10:52am

I have started 2013 at work by doing the ‘Belbin Test’ to find out my team role.  I answered a questionnaire about statements that I would use to describe myself.  For each category, for example ‘when contributing to group projects in general’ I choose two statements that I thought most...

A day in the life of an NHS manager – achieving goals

Wednesday November 28, 1:01pm

For inspiration for my blog post this week, I have taken inspiration from another blog ( ) which uses the method “thinking differently” in order to think creatively about situations.  It can be tempting (and let’s face it, easier) to talk about problems by recycling the same old solutions, but...

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