Can you always find the A team?

Can you always find the A team?

As businesses and projects compete to secure the best resources, Mark Halstead explores whether an unintended consequence of the last recession is that we’re all now having to work harder to get the best out of our project teams.

Alexandra Hammond responds to Lancet report

Alexandra Hammond responds to Lancet report

Today’s landmark report from the Lancet sets out clearly that public health in the UK and across the globe relies directly on the prioritisation of measures to reduce the scale of impact from climate change. It follows that for those of us working in the UK public sector, there is a need to take action to deliver on the co-benefits of a healthy climate.

Kerry Bourne: Maximising value from NHS land and property

Kerry Bourne: Maximising value from NHS land and property

There is a lot of valuable real estate in the NHS, particularly in urban areas around London and the South East. Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in an interview with Health Service Journal that the Government is considering ‘incentives’ to encourage trusts to sell surplus land.

Don’t waste your waste – Top themes from recent parliamentary talk on NHS waste reduction

Don’t waste your waste – Top themes from recent parliamentary talk on NHS waste reduction

NHS: efficiency savings through waste reduction was the subject of a recent joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group at the Houses of Parliament.

I had the chance to talk about the work that we’ve been doing in the healthcare sector, particularly at Guy’s and St Thomas’ – we’ve been working hard to reduce waste, cut costs and build a culture where staff are encouraged and empowered to use clinical resources as efficiently as possible, ultimately benefitting patients.

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