Coming of age in the NHS

The NHS has just celebrated its 65th birthday and this month I have been working in the NHS for 21 years. Where did that time go?! I joined in 1992 straight after my degree. The Conservative party ...


Who leads the NHS?

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 ...


My promise to learn

A few weeks have now passed since A promise to learn – a commitment to act was published. As Director of Nursing for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, I have been spending my time talking to staf...


Can Sir Stuart Rose unlock frontline leadership?

Sir Stuart Rose has an impressive resumé. Credited with the transformation of Marks & Spencer during his six years as chief executive, he has now been handed the task of advising the Secretary of S...


Na'eem Ahmed