In this new podcast series, our chief executive Matthew Taylor interviews the movers and shakers making waves across health and care.
Episode 43: We need a culture of commitment to improvement, not compliance
Prof Sir Chris Ham on system improvement, good practice and shifting the dial on health outcomes.
Episode 42: NHS capital, innovation and economic regeneration
Lord Markham on the New Hospitals Programme, digital and innovation, and the NHS's role in economic regeneration.
Episode 41: The data dilemma: does data help or hinder patient care in mental health?
Dr Geraldine Strathdee discusses the key themes, findings and recommendations from her review into data on mental health inpatient settings.
Episode 40: Is health beyond the hospital the key to alleviating system pressures?
Local and national leaders explore the role and value of care outside of hospitals and the impact it makes to patients, staff and the wider system.
Episode 39: We go too far with the ‘NHS as a religion’ analogy
Isabel Hardman on the history of the NHS, the politics at play and the lessons learned.
Episode 38: Integrated care systems: one year on
Three system leaders share their views on integrated care systems a year on from their formal establishment, unpacking what works and where next.
Episode 37: We need a cross-society effort to improve health
Dr Raghib Ali on preventative healthcare, the role of data, and why a more nuanced approach to health inequalities is needed.
Episode 36: We’ve tailored our workforce to the needs of our population
Dr Neil Modha on primary care entrepreneurship, population health and innovations in workforce and estates.
Episode 35: Reimagining surgical training
Dr Elliot Street on the journey from clinician to entrepreneur and turning surgical training on its head.
Episode 34: Health and economic growth – a vital connection
Baroness Dambisa Moyo on growth, productivity and the post-pandemic world.
Episode 33: There’s a real chance to tackle health differently this time
Patricia Hewitt on how integrated care systems can support people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Episode 32: The digital transformation gambit: simpler, faster, safer services?
Tom Loosemore and Deborah El-Sayed on how integrated care boards can capitalise on the digital revolution.
Episode 31: We still do not have equal opportunities
Miriam González Durántez on equity, diversity and how to effect change.
Episode 30: The biggest barrier we have is thinking in silos
Daniel Elkeles on why primary care is central to urgent and emergency care transformation, industrial action and the impact on long-term recovery.
Episode 29: The regulator moved from being a policeman to an air traffic controller
Dame Kate Bingham on the COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific response and how the effective application of science can be mission critical.
Episode 28: Influencing the way ICSs work and how the centre works with them
Patricia Hewitt on the critical enablers integrated care systems (ICSs) need to succeed.
Episode 27: A vision for mental health, autism and learning disability services
Andy Bell and Marsha McAdam on how to transform mental health, autism and learning disability services over the next decade.
Episode 26: Supporting healthcare organisations to eliminate racism
Joan Saddler and Lena Samuels on tackling racism and the role of healthcare organisations, systems and leaders.
Episode 25: Corridor medicine could help with ambulance handover delays
Professor Suzanne Mason on corridor care, demand management, patient handovers and an urgent and emergency care system on the brink.
Episode 24: ICSs aren’t just about holding people to account but helping people to change
Adam Doyle on winter planning, partnership working and leading for success.
Episode 23: The NHS is being failed by not reforming social care
Journalist Isabel Hardman on politics, social care and what lies ahead for the NHS.
Episode 22: Use population health as a driving device for population equality
Prof Joe Rafferty on the power of population health management, a decade of NHS leadership and managing risk this winter and beyond.
Episode 21: The workforce deserves the best leadership they can have
Sir Gordon on leadership, equality and diversity and why a focus on leadership and workforce is utterly central to better patient outcomes.
Episode 20: No organisation within the whole ecosystem can do it on its own
Tim Oliver on improving health outcomes, avoiding turf wars and articulating the difference between ICPs and ICBs.
Episode 19: What should the refreshed NHS Long Term Plan look like?
With the NHS Long Term Plan set for a refresh later this year, three healthcare leaders share their hopes and fears for the post-pandemic plan.
Episode 18: Understand what primary care looks like in your system
Dr Nikki Kanani on the future of primary care, lessons from the pandemic, clinical leadership and population health management.
Episode 17: Mental health is just part of what it means to be human
Gregor Henderson on digital innovation, health inequalities and investment in the wider determinants of mental health.
Episode 16: Let's think longer term about how we build resilient communities
Professor Donna Hall on community engagement, building resilient communities, and why integrated care systems need to ask themselves tough questions.
Episode 15: Patient safety – understanding good intent should be the starting point for conversation
Susanna Stanford on patient safety, open cultures, lived experience and the importance of patient voice.
Episode 14: COVID-19 has made us realise all parts of the system are equally important
Sir Richard Leese on provider collaboratives, tough decisions, devolution and lessons learnt from COVID-19.
Episode 13: The NHS can't do it alone, it needs to invest in partnerships
Charlotte Augst on the pandemic, living with COVID-19, health inequalities and linking people with lived experience with health professionals.
Episode 12: Apply social value judgements to tackle inequalities
Professor Kiran Patel on health inequalities, population health, digital delivery, and the role of the centre.
Episode 11: ‘Rinse and repeat’ won’t wash for dealing with the backlog
Dame Jackie Daniel on Geordie Hospital, the NHS planning guidance, tackling the backlog, partnership working and central and local leadership.
Episode 10: Medicine is important, but the ecosystem around patients needs to be addressed
Uday Bose on innovation, vaccines, working in partnership with the pharmaceutical sector and focusing on patient experience.
Episode 9: If we really want to focus on prevention, we've got to put our money where our mouth
Dr David Oliver on rethinking approaches to delayed discharges, opportunities for better partnership working and experiences of the COVID-19 frontline.
Episode 8: Accountability needs to be to the people that we serve
Dr Kathy McLean on system working, the role of the centre, health inequalities and the changing attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Episode 7: Young people do not want to be known as the generation lost in lockdown
Professor Sandeep Ranote on clinical leadership, system working and how the pandemic has affected young people.
Episode 6: My vision is that ICSs should feel different to any organisation we've had before
Professor Sir Chris Ham on system working, NHS reform, staff wellbeing and what lies ahead for health and social care.
Episode 5: Before we talk about remote, I would like to talk about staffing
Professor Trish Greenhalgh on COVID-19 science, virtual care, scientific innovation and staff wellbeing.
Episode 4: We are well placed to innovate, but we need courage and experience
Fiona Adamson on GP federations, the COVID-19 vaccination programme and pressures on primary care.
Episode 3: When we talk about a backlog, we're talking about patients, people who are waiting
Matthew Kershaw on recovering the elective backlog, working with local partners and serving diverse communities.
Episode 2: To be more representative means doing things differently
Ifti Majid on leadership, organisational culture, effective boards and thinking differently.
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