How has decision-making happened in reality in the NHS over the last two decades?
What factors have supported and undermined good decision-making?
What would ‘better’ look like?
Alastair McLellan (Editor, HSJ) leads a conversation with Sir David Nicholson in this session which focuses on exploring decision-making practice and culture in the NHS to date and where it might go in the future. They’ll consider how decision-making happens in the NHS in reality, the context and influences that constrain choices and the factors that have supported and undermined good decision-making in the past – and develop their ideas for how decision-making could be improved in the future.
Alastair McLellan has been the editor of the HSJ since 2002, the leading source of news and intelligence relating to policy and management in the NHS. In 2021, Alastair was named editor of the year by all three of the UK magazine sector’s representative bodies, the first time any journalist has received this accolade.
Sir David Nicholson‘s career in NHS management has spanned more than 40 years and included the most senior posts in the service. He was Chief Executive of the NHS for seven years from 2006-2013 and then became the first Chief Executive of the organisation now known as NHS England from 2013-2014. He is currently Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust.