Christmas comes (early) but once a year

November 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Well, Christmas must be coming! I have just had my seasonal flu jab in one of our Treatment Centres and the Christmas decs are going up here. Incidentally, one of the staff here has a beautiful singing voice with snatches of carols being in the air! Change is also in […]

Hero’s week

November 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

Last week seemed to me to be dedicated to remembering heroes.  This culminated in Armistice Day on Thursday and Remembrance Sunday.  My parents were Irish, they met in Leeds (Mum was a nurse at “Menston”) and, in common with thousands of other Irish people, my Dad’s father fought in the […]

Lounging with leaders

November 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

Last week got off to a great start for me.  I participated in a “Leaders Lounge”.  Some of you will be aware that our Trust is investing in a development programme for our colleagues at team manager level (Band 7 staff to use NHS jargon).  The programme is called “Fit […]

Working together

November 9, 2010 at 9:11 am

My last blog focussed on the Government’s expenditure plans along with some observations about what that means for our Trust. Of course the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review has significant implications for the whole of the health and social care system in Leeds. What happens in other partner organisations will have […]