Episode 01 - NHS Providers: NHS Interim People Plan

In this episode NHS Providers chief executive (2012-21) Chris Hopson speaks to NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding (2017-20) and Health Education England chair (2018-present) Sir David Behan about why the interim plan is a significant moment and offers a good start to addressing workforce challenges in the NHS, following the publication of the interim NHS People Plan.

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Released: 21 August 2019

Episode 02 - Care Quality Commission: Effective staffing

In this episode, NHS Providers’ chief executive (2012-21) Chris Hopson, discusses the number one concern for NHS trust leaders, workforce pressures.

Given these challenges, it is important that trusts are able to use the staff available to greatest effect. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a briefing with case studies offering examples of good practice, which is highlighted by guest speaker CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals (2016-22), Prof Ted Baker.

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Released: 2 September 2019

Episode 03 - CIPFA Speaks!

Feature episode: The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have released their new podcast CIPFA speaks - in their first episode they speak to David Williams, NHS Providers senior policy advisor (finances).

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Released: 22 February 2019

Episode 04 - General election 2019: social care

In this episode NHS Providers director of communications Adam Brimelow speaks to director of policy and strategy Miriam Deakin, on why social care is such a crucial issue for the NHS.

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Released: 05 December 2019

Episode 05 - Mental health: Past, present and future

In this episode NHS Providers’ deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery, speaks to Melanie Walker, our previous chair of the mental health network and chief executive at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, to discuss what the key opportunities and challenges are for the sector for 2020 and beyond.

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Released: 17 February 2020

Episode 06 - Demonstrating your worth: how comms can get you to the top

Adam Brimelow sits down with Kevin McNamara, Great Western Hospitals acting chief executive, and Caroline Docking, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals assistant chief executive, to discuss their journeys from communication lead to chief executive.

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Released: 24 January 2020