Mealtime Assistants Volunteering Scheme

The hospital I currently work at (Barking Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust) is re-launching its Mealtime Assistants Volunteering scheme, which originally began in 2016. The purpose of the scheme is to encourage staff to volunteer an hour a month to help out on our wards, as some of our more vulnerable patients may need that little bit of extra help to eat their meal, or even just

Engaging Clinical Colleagues in Waste Reduction

As a relatively new PMO team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, trying to implement improved cost savings, our biggest challenge has always been engaging staff in the processes and need to keep the momentum going around reducing costs. Luckily, there is excellent clinical leadership throughout the organisation, and thanks to a brainwave from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Finance Clinician of the

School for Change Agents

The School for Change Agents builds change agency, which is the power individually, and collectively, to make a difference. Find out more in this blog.

If I knew then what I know now......

Having worked in Financial Management for 15 years, I was more than a little apprehensive about stepping out of my comfort zone and moving to the Costing Team over a year ago, but was looking forward to a new challenge. However, when I saw the extent of clinical data the team had access to, I was frankly amazed and found it incredibly exciting!