The King's Fund

Leadership in today's NHS: delivering the impossible

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  • Format: Printed copy
  • Authors: Siva Anandaciva, Deborah Ward, Mandip Randhawa, Rhiannon Edge
  • Publication date: 17 July 2018

Leaders in today’s NHS operate in a climate of extreme pressure. Staffing vacancies are rife, there are widespread challenges in meeting financial and performance targets and demands on services continue to increase. As the nature of the challenges leaders are facing changes, what can be done to support current leaders and encourage future ones?

This report draws on NHS Providers’ annual quantitative survey of leadership vacancies, and qualitative interviews and a roundtable The King’s Fund conducted with NHS trust directors and national stakeholders.