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  • Weekend news round-up 14.08.17

    Here’s the latest round up of public sector news from the weekend: Altered states – Public Sector Executive Getting the most from the public sector in a time of adversity – Public Sector Executive Thinking outside the box for the workforce of tomorrow – Public Sector Executive Exclusive: Indemnity costs strip equivalent of 2,500 GPs […]

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  • Weekend news round-up 07.08.17

    Here’s the latest round up of public sector news from the weekend: Delivering social value in public sector procurement – Public Sector Executive Process changes ‘could save NHS hundreds of millions’ – Public Finance Exclusive: GP industrial action ballot on a knife-edge, poll suggests – GP Online Negativity in general practice ‘is worst I’ve known’, […]

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  • How many reasons do you need to drive a change?

    In reality, I don’t think there is a right answer.  For some, one may be enough, for others it may take many more. I am certain if I had 26 reasons for not staying where I was I would make the change, particularly when the risk had been mitigated to a point where it could […]

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  • Weekend public sector news round-up 31.07.17

    Here’s the latest round up of public sector news from the weekend: Ministers plan ‘ambitious’ mental health recruitment drive – Public Finance I’m ready to lead industrial action if GPs want it, says GPC chair – GP Online Two in five GPs to quit inside five years as Forward View flounders, warns RCGP – GP […]

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  • Collaborate in the public sector – the rewards can be great

    An alliance of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Hartlepool & Stockton Health (the local GP Federation) and North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust recently secured a multi-million pound contract to deliver integrated urgent care services across Stockton-On-Tees and Hartlepool.  Here, Gary Wright, Assistant Director of Transformation at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation […]

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  • Weekend news round-up 24.07.17

    Here’s the latest round up of public sector news from the weekend: Public sector borrowing soars by £2bn in one year, ONS finds – Public Sector Executive Borrowing in the public sector was £2bn higher in June than it was at the same time last year, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) […]

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  • The 9 ‘wastes’ you need to reduce

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    The words that bring dismay to any Lean practitioner – we’ve done Lean or we’ve been Leaned. Aarrgghh, no you haven’t! You’ve used a couple of tools in the corner of a work area, but failed to understand that Lean is a philosophy, a way of thinking and a way of acting. It is continuous improvement. […]

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  • The Rise of the Super Practice

    When first hearing the term, you may be forgiven for imagining a giant underground lair hosting some of Marvel or DC Comic’s finest. Judge Dredd being a favourite of mine since I was a young teenager explains a lot. There are masks (albeit surgical), daily battles to fight, good and evil – and we could […]

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  • Guest blog: Could LEAN save our NHS?

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    So, a snap General Election looms. We can expect snap decisions about what’s wrong with the NHS and snap decisions about how each party will put it right. These will inevitably include the call for more money and more staff. Now I’m not saying that the NHS couldn’t make good use of more money and […]

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  • In the middle of a change reaction

    Not that many of us can admit that they truly enjoy change. And I don’t mean a change in holiday destination, choosing something different on a menu or even a new job from time to time. I mean the bigger changes taking place, mainly in the workplace. For most people, it’s just not in their […]

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