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29/07/2020

Our New Podcast - Episode 1: Leadership In Crises

'The PSC In Conversation' brings you an insider’s view into partnerships, leadership, and success in the public sector

In the first episode of The PSC In Conversation, Tony and Kate ask what leadership in the NHS really looked like in response to COVID-19.

Listen and subscribe by searching 'The PSC In Conversation' wherever you get your podcasts.

Our New Podcast - Episode 1: Leadership In Crises

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We've made a podcast!

Our new podcast - The PSC in Conversation - offers an insider’s view into public services in the UK. From health and education to the civil service and digital transformation - we talk to the leaders, front line workers and game-changers to discuss partnerships, leadership, and success.  

In the first episode of The PSC In Conversation, Tony and Kate ask what leadership in the NHS really looked like in response to COVID-19. Our expert guests are Sir Ian Carruthers, The PSC chair and former senior director for the NHS, and Dr Stefano Palazzo, a consultant from The PSC who returned to the front line during COVID-19.

We explore hindsight, leading by example, why Stef wishes he hadn't read up on how to treat COVID-19 before re-starting work as a doctor, reducing doctor numbers at the bedside and much more. 

Dr Stefano Palazzo and Antonio Weiss in conversation

What do we learn?

Leading by example is crucial - It’s a cliché but it’s true, especially during the NHS COVID response. We hear from Sir Ian how well the highest-ranking leaders in the NHS did this and Stef tells us where he saw this approach enacted on the wards.

The benefits and follies of planning ahead – Sir Ian talks about the struggle to prepare for the unknown, whether we planned for the wrong crisis and what we can learn.

Creation from necessity might well stick – Stef discusses how COVID forced the NHS to overcome a lot of the cultural blocks to using virtual technologies in a clinal setting. He speaks about which changes he’d like to see stay.

We need to evaluate efficiencies – Sir Ian wants to see questions asked about the changes to ways of working in the NHS: Is this better for the public? Is it easier for the professional?

The whole interview is available wherever you get your podcasts – search The PSC In Conversation – or at the below links. Let us know what you think and subscribe to our newsletter and podcast for more.

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