Reflections on People-Centred Leadership in the NHS

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John Sturrock has contributed the following reflections, on leadership in the NHS, to Reform Scotland’s excellent NHS 2048 initiative:   “The key to doing well lies not in overcoming others, but in eliciting their co-operation.” (Robert Axelrod)  “…whatever change …

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Resistance to change is simply not sustainable

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I was interested to read Andrew Stevenson’s article in these pages (Monday 9 October) in which he raised concerns about proposed changes to court rules and, in particular, the apparent erosion of “the principle that …

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What is the point of public inquiries?

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“Our problem is there always seems to be someone else to blame.  The tram inquiry is about to reach £13m.  The other ongoing inquiry into the Pandemic will also cost millions.  ... Huge sums of …

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Scottish NHS can lead on leadership

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Recently, Sir Gordon Messenger, a retired senior Royal Marines officer who hails from Dundee, delivered an independent report to the Department of Health & Social Care. His brief was to examine the state of leadership …

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