Learning from Aristotle, Henry Ford and others… this week’s blog from Professor Stephen Eames looks at patient safety and quality in an ever increasingly challenging climate

There is a view that no amount of external focus can necessarily identify or solve problems inside an organisation and that real change has to come from within. Henry Ford once said: “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Many of our staff and organisations are grappling with this mantra in the … Read more

Sign up for FREE suicide prevention training workshops in Hull, York, Scarborough, Beverley, Grimsby and Scunthorpe

People are being encouraged to sign up for free suicide prevention training workshops in Hull, York, Scarborough, Beverley, Grimsby and Scunthorpe next month as part of the #TalkSuicide campaign from local NHS and council organisations. The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting workshops in Hull, Beverley, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, York and Scarborough … Read more

Clinical and social care engagement is recognised as an important element of the NHS Long Term Plan, so how are we faring in Humber, Coast and Vale on this front?

The need for engagement with health and social care staff is seen as a significant enabler for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership to deliver on its aims for our communities. What’s more it’s an important element of the NHS Long Term Plan, which states that: “(Integrated Care Systems) are a pragmatic … Read more

Building our workforce for the future requires investment in staff, leadership development and seeking out talent at every level

Research shows that big organisations, such as the NHS, like to promote the idea that employees are their biggest asset. Yet many are as unprepared for the challenge of finding, motivating and nurturing talent as they were a decade ago. Why? It is largely because a deep-rooted conviction about people development and talent management requires … Read more

An app a day… helping Humber stay happy and healthy

NHS partners across the Humber are breaking new ground with an innovation designed to help people lead healthier lives from their smartphone and tablet. With more than 325,000 health apps on the market, there is now a solution to help residents of the Humber region find the best and safest ones, in the shape of … Read more

Only a third of change programmes succeed, research suggests, so how do we navigate this tricky terrain successfully?

So we have a new government with a strong mandate making bold commitments about improving health and care services. Sound familiar? I have no doubt that this is well intended and this time around we do have a coherent long-term plan for the NHS that signals major change over the coming years. In Humber, Coast … Read more

With so much riding on our ability to genuinely transform our services perhaps we need a new model for the future.

New guidance places transformation as a major responsibility of Integrated Care Systems which is great but transformation is one of those buzz words that means different things to different people. I was in a meeting recently where somebody used the T-word and, in response, a local councillor said: “All you are doing is using a … Read more