65 episodes

A podcast about big ideas in health and care. We talk with experts from The King’s Fund and beyond about the NHS, social care, and all things health policy and leadership. New episodes monthly.

The King's Fund podcast The King's Fund

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

A podcast about big ideas in health and care. We talk with experts from The King’s Fund and beyond about the NHS, social care, and all things health policy and leadership. New episodes monthly.

    Strategy, culture and change: a conversation with new CEO Sarah Woolnough

    Strategy, culture and change: a conversation with new CEO Sarah Woolnough

    New year, new CEO for The King's Fund. In this episode host Jo Vigor sits down with Sarah Woolnough, who became our new chief executive at the end of 2023. Get to know Sarah as she shares her reflections on her career to date and the role of organisations like The King’s Fund in the health and care space.

    • 26 min
    Elective care waiting lists: are they fair?

    Elective care waiting lists: are they fair?

    In this episode, Ruth Robertson explores how the NHS elective care waiting list can be managed in a way that improves health equity with Dr Mark Ratnarajah, UK Managing Director at Precision Healthcare, Sharon Brennan, Director of Policy and External Affairs at National Voices and Dr Polly Mitchell, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at King’s College London.
    Related resources
    Tackling health inequalities on NHS waiting lists: learning from local case studies Waiting times for elective (non-urgent) treatment: referral to treatment (RTT)

    • 31 min
    Joy Warmington MBE on anti-racism, leadership and the courage to speak out

    Joy Warmington MBE on anti-racism, leadership and the courage to speak out

    What is anti-racism, and why is it important in the context of health and care? Jo Vigor sat down with Joy Warmington MBE, Chief Executive of the equalities and human rights charity brap, to find out. Joy explores the importance of forging genuine change beyond target setting and delves into her own journey of leading authentically and having the courage to do things differently.
    Related resources
    Open Wounds exhibition: Tottenham Rights in collaboration with The King’s Fund (event) Our work on discrimination and issues of equality and diversity within the health and care workforce (topic page)

    • 32 min
    Young leaders in health and care: courage, passion and talent

    Young leaders in health and care: courage, passion and talent

    What does the future of health and care look like from the perspective of three young leaders, and how can they help to shape that future? Join Jo Vigor as she speaks to Hannah McCaffery, Registered Manager at Richmond Fellowship, Rini Jones, Senior Policy and Research Manager at Marie Curie and Beth Sutherland, Senior Project Manager in the National Ambulance Team at NHS England.


    Related resource
    Those who dare: thinking differently about the health and care workforce (event)

    • 38 min
    Dr Navina Evans CBE: leadership, learning and the NHS workforce

    Dr Navina Evans CBE: leadership, learning and the NHS workforce

    How do you solve a problem like NHS workforce planning? Ruth Robertson speaks to Dr Navina Evans CBE about her leadership journey – from starting out as a psychiatrist, to becoming NHS England’s Chief Workforce and Training Education Officer – and the opportunities and challenges of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.
    Definitions of the acronyms used
    ELFT – East London NHS Foundation Trust  ICBs – Integrated care boards ICPs – Integrated care partnerships Related resources
    The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan explained (long read) Train, retain, reform: does the NHS Long Term Plan provide a coherent map for the future? (blog) The King's Fund annual conference 2023: A health and care service fit for now and for the future (event)  

    • 26 min
    75 years of the NHS: how does it compare to international health systems?

    75 years of the NHS: how does it compare to international health systems?

    Join us as we mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS. In this episode, Jo Vigor chats with fellow colleagues from The King’s Fund, Danielle Jefferies and Siva Anandaciva, about how the NHS has changed in its history, and what we can learn from other health systems around the world.
    Related resources How does the NHS compare to the health care systems of other countries? (report) The NHS then and now: a view from The King’s Fund’s archive (blog) Reflecting on 75 years since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush (project page) Reflecting on 75 years of social care (project)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

TKotey ,

Very informative/ Enlightening Podcast

Thank you for discussing such a fantastic and well discussed topic.
I found the podcast very enlightening and informative. All speakers well very well informed and experienced in their designated areas.
I intend to encourage and direct colleagues to take up using this platform as we all have different learning styles and podcasts definitely are best suited for some learners..
Thank you once more, you have enlightened my knowledge on race inequality and researches currently been carried out to counteract this within the NHS..
Can I ask how one can get involve on a national platform level please.

SonaliKinra ,

Feedback

Really liked the podcast and Poppy’s insight into leadership especially for women from diverse ethnic background. Bring on the Sari Revolution!

Cudders1993 ,

Great podcast

I’m really enjoying listening to this and the guests are great- thanks

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