Category Archives: Management Zone

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Cardiology Management: Set Your Boundaries

My last article discussed about absenteeism, and I mentioned the importance of setting boundaries for your staff. In this edition I want to establish the role of boundaries in a department, how to maintain them, and as a manager how to make these margins work for you. Boundaries need to be in place in every…

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Cardiology Management: Sick Leave

In August last year it was stated in the interim report of Dr Steven Boorman – a leading occupational health expert, that more than 45,000 NHS workers report sick each working day. As a manager it is crucial to establish any patterns of sickness within your team and to learn how to treat the causes…

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Cardiology Management: NHS Reform – Something has to give!

I don’t really pay great interest in politics, well I didn’t until I was paying almost £1.40 for a litre of petrol at which point I realised that I actually only pay any attention to politics when it directly affects me, and my wallet! In reality politics affects me all the time, and because of…

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Cardiology Management: The Festive Season

The festive season is upon us once again, and with it comes snow days, and sick days and a service that falters due to depleting staff levels and increasing numbers of patients that do not attend their appointments. We run departments on as few a staff as possible and regret it terribly when the workload…

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Leveraging Generational Variety at Work

The world of Generational theory is vast and often unsatisfactory in providing answers. In this short article Christopher Lomas and Heledd Straker (both from Naked Generations, a London based consultancy and think-tank) provide some practical observations around why differences occur and how they can prove to be complimentary! They address three areas, and show how…

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