Welcome to this issue of the Journal at a time when health services in the UK continue to be under intense pressure
Staff shortages, extensive waiting lists and the fall-out from a continuing pandemic are just three of many problems being faced by the NHS. Focused government action to address long standing issues is lacking, and uncertainty is growing in national and international economic, political, social and public health arenas.
Effective leadership has never been more essential – for patients, services and staff. We hope you find ideas and inspiration in this edition to help you develop your own services and careers.