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The NextGen Cast is a podcast from Next Generation GP, a free national leadership programme for GPs at the start of their careers. In this podcast, we go backstage with some of our favourite speakers..and get to know the
Latest Episode1/23/2022

Episode 25. Backstage with Don Berwick.

Welcome to the first episode of 2022, and a very special guest....For the past 30 years, Donald Berwick has been one of the leading authorities and innovators of quality and improvement both in the U.S. healthcare system and in the NHS. A paediatrician by background, Don was for 19 years the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a position that he held until December 2011.He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, has written over 160 articles and 6 books, and has provided trailblazing leadership to improve the ways health care providers and institutions care for patients.*Highlights:His leadership story to date (3 mins)Being exposed to policy and leadership early on (7 mins)The role of mentors in his career (12 mins)Balancing clinical work with leadership and academia (16 mins)What is was like working for President Obama (19 mins)The job of a leader (24 mins)Coping with failure (27 mins)Handling criticism (33 mins)The future of the NHS (36 mins)Morale in primary care (41 mins)Finding joy in work (45 mins)Quick fire: including favourite books, his proudest moments, advice to his younger self, and top tips for new leaders (52 mins)*ResourcesA promise to learn, a commitment to act (Berwick Review into patient safety, 2013)IHI framework for Improving Joy in WorkBook recommendation: Ministry for the Future*Social media:@donberwick@NextGGP/ @nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual programmes:bit.ly/NGGPbulletinhttps://nextgenerationgp.co.uk/
1/23/2022

Episode 25. Backstage with Don Berwick.

Welcome to the first episode of 2022, and a very special guest....For the past 30 years, Donald Berwick has been one of the leading authorities and innovators of quality and improvement both in the U.S. healthcare system and in the NHS. A paediatrician by background, Don was for 19 years the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a position that he held until December 2011.He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, has written over 160 articles and 6 books, and has provided trailblazing leadership to improve the ways health care providers and institutions care for patients.*Highlights:His leadership story to date (3 mins)Being exposed to policy and leadership early on (7 mins)The role of mentors in his career (12 mins)Balancing clinical work with leadership and academia (16 mins)What is was like working for President Obama (19 mins)The job of a leader (24 mins)Coping with failure (27 mins)Handling criticism (33 mins)The future of the NHS (36 mins)Morale in primary care (41 mins)Finding joy in work (45 mins)Quick fire: including favourite books, his proudest moments, advice to his younger self, and top tips for new leaders (52 mins)*ResourcesA promise to learn, a commitment to act (Berwick Review into patient safety, 2013)IHI framework for Improving Joy in WorkBook recommendation: Ministry for the Future*Social media:@donberwick@NextGGP/ @nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual programmes:bit.ly/NGGPbulletinhttps://nextgenerationgp.co.uk/
9/25/2021

Episode 21. Backstage with: Sir David Nicholson.

Sir David Nicholson is currently Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and more recently was also appointed Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, but he will be a familiar name to many as previous Chief Executive of the NHS. His career in NHS management started as a graduate trainee, and spanned more than 30 years including the most senior posts in the service. For 10 years he worked in mental health, mainly in Yorkshire, where he was involved in implementing the policy of closing the old asylums and developing care in the community services.After holding several other roles in acute trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, in 2006 he was appointed Chief Executive of the NHS. In 2013, following a major national restructure, he became the first Chief Executive of the organisation now known as NHS England.Since his retirement from the NHS in 2014, he has taken on a number of international roles providing advice and guidance to governments and organisations focused on improving population health and providing universal healthcare coverage.We talked about his journey from being the son of a plasterer and the first person in his family to go on to higher education, to getting the biggest job in the NHS, the toughest point in his career and how he handled it, and his reflections on being married to a busy Chief Executive (Sarah-Jane Marsh) whilst being a hands-on dad to two young children.*Highlights:Early life and influences (3 mins)Why he went into the NHS (6 mins)Finding confidence as a leader (9 mins)What he learnt from working in mental health (12 mins)His journey to Chief Executive of the NHS (16 mins)Reflecting on lessons from the Lansley reforms (18 mins)His reflections on the job of NHS England, and advice to Simon's successor (26 mins)Feeling out of his depth (28 mins)His leadership style (32 mins)Leading as an introvert (38 mins)Surviving the toughest moments, including Mid Staffs (42 mins)The role of clinicians in leading change (50 mins)Learning from other countries since retiring from his role (53 mins)Juggling life at home with his children and Sarah-Jane Marsh (56 mins)Quickfire round: including his favourite book, Netflix binges, and his top tips for new leaders (60 mins)*ResourcesBook recommendation: Straight from the Gut, by Jack WelchHis wife (Sarah-Jane Marsh)'s podcast for us (Episode 11)*Social media:@DavidNichols0n@NextGGP/@nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual programmes:bit.ly/NGGPbulletinhttps://nextgenerationgp.co.uk/
8/27/2021

Episode 20. Backstage with: Nikki Kanani

Dr Nikki Kanani MBE doesn't need much of an introduction: over the last year she’s become a familiar face to many on the podium at Number 10 and has been one of the busiest GPs in the country.That's because since 2018 she’s been the Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement - the first woman in the role. Prior to joining NHS England she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing.It was an absolute pleasure to record this conversation a few months ago in a brief window of time she had between meetings at Skipton House, NHS England headquarters, which you can sometimes hear in the background.We talked about what the last 18 months has really been like for her, where she draws her strength from, and explored her reflections on being a senior leader with two young children at home.*Highlights:What the last 18 months has been like for her (2.5 mins)How she has coped with the pressures (4.5 mins)Finding resilience (8 mins)Managing life at home with a senior leadership role (10 mins)Social media and boundaries (14 mins)Coping with criticism (16 mins)The darkest moments over the last year (19 mins)Influencing as a young, Asian woman (22 mins)Quickfire round: including her favourite book, Netflix binges, and her top tips for new leaders (26 mins)*ResourcesBook recommendation: Untamed by Glennon Doyle*Social media:@NikkiKF@NextGGP/@nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual programmes:bit.ly/NGGPbulletinhttps://nextgenerationgp.co.uk/
7/27/2021

Episode 19. Backstage with: Dame Clare Gerada

Our guest this week is Prof Dame Clare Gerada, probably known to many of you- in fact she’s been called the most well-known GP in Britain.She’s currently Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health (a service for doctors and dentists with mental health problems), Chair of a charity called Doctors in Distress, and Co-Chair of the NHS Assembly.Clare has just passed her 31-year mile stone working in the same GP practice in South London. She began working there after first training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital (where incidentally she met her husband, Prof Sir Simon Wessely).Clare has worked at the interface between mental health and primary care ever since, with a special interest in the care of substance misusers, the homeless, doctors with mental health problems, and now gamblers. For the last decade she has led the largest physician health service in Europe, and to date the service has had over 15,000 doctors and dentists with mental illness present to it. Clare was Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2011-2013, only the second women in its history to be at the helm, and during which time she famously spoke up against the implementation of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.She was awarded a Damehood in 2020 for services to general practice.We talked about all of this and plenty more, including:*Highlights:Her early influences (4 mins)Being a child of immigrant parents (6.5 mins)Early leadership experience with substance misusers (10 mins)The job of leadership (14 mins)Speaking up against the Health and Social Care Act in 2012 (18 mins)What she might have done differently at the time (20 mins)The role of the RCGP in politics (22 mins)How she has stayed so influential (23.5 mins)Speaking in the media (and her biggest gaffs) (25 mins)Being a "subtle self publicist" (27 mins)The perils of social media (29.5 mins)Looking after her own mental health (31.5 mins)Managing life at home, and her regrets (35 mins)Being married to Sir Simon Wessely (38 mins)Managing a portfolio of roles (41 mins)Her future ambitions (43.5 mins)Quickfire round: including her favourite Health Secretary, what she thinks of Simon Stevens, and her top tips for new leaders (45 mins)*ResourcesPractitioner Health Programme (PHP) for doctors and dentists with mental health problemsClare's recent BMJ article: Tips on Survivng LeadershipBook recommendation: NHS SOSNetflix recommendation: Arrested Development*Social media:@claregerada@NextGGP/@nishmanek*Subscribe to the Next Gen GP monthly bulletin to keep in the loop about future webinars, podcast episodes, and our virtual programmes:bit.ly/NGGPbulletinhttps://nextgenerationgp.co.uk/