The King’s Fund & NHS Providers | July 2018 | Leadership in today’s NHS: delivering the impossible
The King’s Fund & NHS Providers report the findings from their survey of NHS trusts and foundation trusts conducted in 2017 by NHS Providers, the survey used qualitative interviews and a roundtable event with frontline leaders and national stakeholders.
Among the findings from the survey:
- Leadership vacancies are widespread, with director of operations, finance and strategy roles having particularly high vacancy rates and short tenures
- A culture of blaming individuals for failure is making leadership roles less attractive. Organisations with the most significant performance challenges experience higher levels of leadership churn. National bodies need to do more to support leaders to take on and stay in these roles.
- To tackle high leadership churn, national programmes should target professional roles where concerns over the pipeline of future leaders is greatest. Regional talent
management functions – largely absent since the abolition of strategic health authorities – should be rebuilt in the new joint NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams (Source: The King’s Fund & NHS Providers).
The news release from The King’s Fund can be viewed here
The summary is available here
The report can be read from The King’s Fund
NHS Providers & The Kin’gs Fund Infographic