Who leads the NHS?

Martin Bromiley

In a previous life as a training consultant (specialising in areas such as leadership), I used to define a ‘manager’ as someone who successfully maintained the status quo and a 'leader' as someone ...

Leeds General - a good or bad decision?

Martin Bromiley

Over the last few weeks – just as people are still trying to understand what Francis means and when the NHS is dealing with it’s own structural changes – we’ve seen safety very publicly rear its he...

Human factors, the DH and me

Martin Bromiley

After my first wife died during a routine operation in 2005 I had many things to contend with. But in common with most people who’ve lost someone at a young age, I wanted to try and understand what...

Bullying, healthcare and human factors

Martin Bromiley

Bullying is very topical. Every time it’s discussed on TV or the radio, people queue up to say ‘yes, it happened to me’. But surely it’s something we grow out of as we enter the world of work? I’m ...

A human factors approach?

Martin Bromiley

In Jo Bibby’s recent blog she talked about developments in healthcare and the need to explore the ‘human factors approach’ taken by other industries, but what does a ‘human factors approach’ mean? ...

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