|Need for more ‘thinking (& recruiting) outside the box’|
More routes to leadership are needed for external business leaders as well as clinicians in senior staff roles.
Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Matt Hancock has said that barriers need to be broken down to give the NHS the future leaders it needs.
He said he wants to:
The Health & Social Care Secretary spoke at the King’s Fund following the publication of Sir Ron Kerr’s review into empowering leaders in the NHS. He called on NHS leaders to lead by example to create a culture where their staff feel safe to speak out about mistakes, and where everyone understands the benefits of using new technology in healthcare.He also spoke about the need to improve diversity in NHS leadership. This follows the government’s announcement in October that it will make black, Asian & minority ethnic representation in senior leadership match that across the rest of the NHS by 2020.