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The King's Fund podcast
29 minutes | 4 days ago
Can the NHS be a truly flexible workplace?
Helen McKenna sits down with Kate Jarman, Director of communications and corporate affairs at Milton Keynes University Hospital and co-founder of Flex NHS to discuss what working flexibly means in practice, communicating during Covid-19 and activism in the health service. Find out more Working 9 to 5: Poppy Jaman on mental health and the work-life balance Leading through Covid-19 The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care
30 minutes | a month ago
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol: the role of cities and place in shaping health
Helen McKenna sits down with Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, to explore his approach to place-based leadership, the NHS’s role as a ‘place-shaper’ and the city’s experience of Covid-19. Find out more Healthy places: the link between your health and where you live The role of cities in improving population health: international insights What is population health?
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu: nursing, resilience and building statues
Host Helen McKenna sits down with Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu to talk about what drew her to nursing, becoming the first Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia nurse specialist in the UK, and how to remain positive in the face of adversity. Related reading The courage of compassion: Supporting nurses and midwives to deliver high-quality care Professor David Williams on racism, discrimination and the impact they have on health Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Professor Kevin Fenton on the lessons that must be learnt from Covid-19
The Public Health England (PHE) review of disparities in risks and outcomes of Covid-19 showed that the pandemic followed the fault lines of existing inequalities and had a disproportionate impact on ethnic minority communities. So now that we know better, how can we do better? Anna Charles spoke to Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director for Public Health England London and Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London, to learn more about the findings of the PHE review, his career journey, and his hopes for health and wellbeing in London. Please note that this episode was recorded on the 21 July, prior to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care that Public Health England would be replaced by a new body, the National Institute for Health Protection. You can read our statement on this on our website. Related reading Deaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show? Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality Responding in a crisis: reflections of a director of public health
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality
How is Covid-19 repeating patterns of existing health inequalities? What factors are driving the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the health of ethnic minority populations? And what needs to happen next? Helen McKenna sits down with Natalie Creary, Programme Delivery Director at Black Thrive, and James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Related reading Professor David Williams on racism, discrimination and the impact they have on health Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers Time to speak up: some necessary words about racism
28 minutes | 6 months ago
Volunteering during Covid-19: human connection in a global pandemic
1 June marks the start of Volunteer’s Week 2020 and this year, it’s even more poignant given the critical role that volunteers have played in the response to Covid-19. Anna Charles sat down with Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Voluntary Service, to find out about volunteering during Covid-19, the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme and how we can ensure that widespread community engagement can last beyond the current crisis and into the long term. Related reading Capitalising on the offer of help – volunteering in the Covid-19 crisis Find out more about volunteering with The Royal Voluntary Service Volunteer placements, rights and expenses (Gov.uk)
29 minutes | 7 months ago
From contract disputes to Covid-19: tales from a junior doctor
What’s it like for clinicians working through the Covid-19 pandemic? And what really happened during the junior doctor dispute in 2015? Anna Charles talks with Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, GP trainee and former chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee. Related reading: Managing your energy Heroic leadership: the order of the day? Leading through Covid-19
30 minutes | 8 months ago
What can the first 100 days tell us about the new government?
The 22 March marked the first 100 days of the new Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Helen McKenna sat down with Michelle Mitchell OBE, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, Alex Thomas, a programme director at the Institute for Government, and Paul Corrigan CBE, former special adviser to two Secretaries of State for Health, and a former policy adviser to Tony Blair during his time as Prime Minister. Together, they explore what these first few months can tell us about the government’s intentions for health and care, as well as how – in this new political environment – organisations can influence and affect change. Please note that this episode was recorded on the 10 March. Since then our world has changed dramatically; the Covid-19 outbreak has developed rapidly and has affected us all, but particularly our health and care systems and the incredible people who work in them. We are exploring how we can use future episodes to focus on the impact of the outbreak and the experience of the staff who are working tirelessly across the health and care system to help those affected. Related reading Health and social care: the first 100 days of the new government What’s your problem, social care? The eight key areas for reform What are health inequalities?
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Prison health: what happens inside and outside the walls?
Could prisons be an opportunity to address serious health inequalities? Or do they lead to worse health for people living in prison? Anna Charles explores the health and wellbeing of people living in prison, their access to health and care services, and what happens on release. She’s joined by Dr Jake Hard, Chair of the RCGP Secure Environments Group, Christina Marriott, CEO of Revolving Doors, Chantal Edge, Public Health registrar and NIHR research fellow, and Kate Morrissey, National Implementation Lead for RECONNECT at NHS England and NHS Improvement. Related reading What are health inequalities? What is population health?
31 minutes | 10 months ago
The obligation to dissent: Richard Murray on making an impact on health and care
What is it like being the Chief Executive of The King’s Fund? Helen McKenna spoke with Richard Murray about his first year in the job, the role of think tanks, the new strategy for The King's Fund and his vision for the health and care system. Related reading Our strategic priorities for 2020–24 Looking ahead to 2020 Closing the gap: key areas for action on the health and care workforce
8 minutes | a year ago
Christmas special: our podcast highlights from 2019
Helen McKenna sits down with Ian Ford and Sarah Murphy, the producers of The King's Fund podcast, to look back on their favourite podcast moments of 2019.
30 minutes | a year ago
Professor David Williams on racism, discrimination and the impact they have on health
How do our life experiences shape our health? What can we do to tackle social inequalities? Helen McKenna spoke with Professor David Williams from Harvard University about his research into the social influences on health and the interventions that could make a difference. Related reading Inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers 'We’re here and you’re there’: lived experiences of ethnic minority staff in the NHS Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme
41 minutes | a year ago
General election 2019: taking the pulse on health and care
What are the main parties saying about health and social care in the general election debate? What comes next in delivering their manifesto pledges? Helen McKenna sits down with Sally Warren, Siva Anandaciva and Dave Buck from The King’s Fund. Related reading What have the parties pledged on health and care? Back in the 'too difficult' box: social care and the manifestos General election 2019: our work on health and social care ahead of the election
31 minutes | a year ago
Impatient for change: Prerana Issar on leadership and the NHS workforce
What’s the scale of the challenge currently facing the NHS workforce? Prerana Issar sits down with Helen McKenna to discuss the NHS People Plan, her career journey, and what inspired her to take up her role as Chief People Officer for the NHS. Related reading NHS workforce: our position Closing the gap: key areas for action on the health and care workforce Compassionate and inclusive leadership
35 minutes | a year ago
On the frontline: policing and mental health
What role do the police play in responding to people in mental health crisis? Helen McKenna talks to Chief Constable Mark Collins, National Police Chief’s Council Lead for Mental Health, Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health and Marsha McAdam, an expert by experience and Co-Chair of the Greater Manchester Personality Disorder Strategy Group. Related reading Mental health: our position Primary care networks and mental health Empathy and understanding in mental health: the role of a peer support worker
30 minutes | a year ago
The core of care: Dame Donna Kinnair on bravery in leadership and the nursing workforce
How can we address the nursing workforce crisis? Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, sits down with Helen McKenna to talk about nursing, workforce pressures and her leadership journey. Related reading NHS workforce: our position Closing the gap: key areas for action on the health and care workforce Brexit: the implications for health and social care
29 minutes | a year ago
How do you solve a problem like social care funding?
With the recent Conservative leadership contest and Boris Johnson’s inaugural speech as Prime Minister, social care funding reform is firmly back on the political agenda. In this episode, we look back at previous attempts at reform and explore why this has proved so challenging for successive governments. Helen McKenna speaks with Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE, Chair of the 2010/11 independent commission on the Funding of Care and Support, Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK, and Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund.
30 minutes | a year ago
Dr Partha Kar: superheroes, diabetes and the secret to a happy workforce
Where are we with diabetes prevention and treatment in England? Helen McKenna sits down with Dr Partha Kar, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, to talk about progress so far, the NHS workforce, and his leadership journey. Related reading Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce The prevention Green paper: the right time to put it in its place? Five ways to improve junior doctor morale
33 minutes | 2 years ago
To the moon and back: Don Berwick on politics, leadership and learning from NASA
What is it like working for Barack Obama and learning from NASA? What are the best and worst aspects of the NHS? Guest host Anna Charles sits down with Professor Don Berwick, President Emeritus at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to explore his career, the relationship between politics and health, and how to create joy in work. Related content Five myths about compassionate leadership The NHS long-term plan explained Closing the gap: key areas for action on the health and care workforce
35 minutes | 2 years ago
The miracle cure? Exploring a public health approach to serious youth violence
What’s the best way to tackle serious youth violence such as knife crime? What does a public health approach look like and does it work? Helen McKenna sits down with Karyn McCluskey, who pioneered this approach in Glasgow, and Martin Griffiths, Vascular/ Trauma Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. Related reading The role of cities in improving population health: international insights A vision for population health: Towards a healthier future Shared responsibility for health: the cultural change we need If you or a loved one require advice, information or support relating to serious youth violence, the charities Victim Support and Childline have lots of resources on their websites and a helpline if you would like to speak to someone directly.
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