What can the public sector learn from start-up culture?

First published on PublicTechnology.net on the 10th of October, 2019 by Dr Anas Nader, NHS doctor and Founder/CEO of Patchwork. A mini-golf course in the office. Fridges overflowing with free drinks. The incessant need to make every noun a verb. There’s a fair amount that can be ridiculed in start-up land. However, it would be […]

As Brexit looms, the NHS desperately needs staff to stay and that means fixing burnout culture

The NHS is preparing for Brexit by stockpiling medicines – but it needs to retain staff too Stockpiling used to evoke visions of Doomsday preppers or governments on the brink of war. But stockpiling is an idea that now sits squarely in the reality of 2019. Our NHS, where I’ve worked as an A&E doctor for Chelsea […]

NHS pensions are the tip of the iceberg. How can we stop the snowballing staffing crisis?

In recent weeks, the NHS offered extra money to doctors in an attempt to stave off the current pensions crisis. New tax rules mean doctors and consultants are taxed heavily above the £110,000 threshold, including on their pension contributions. This has seen many cut back on overtime to avoid incurring the higher rates: the BMA found […]