Knowledge and Library Services Evidence Update
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News and Opinion

Guidance and Institutional Publications
Latest Research Articles

Library COVID Update
New Online Board Games
New on our Website

Our Other Recent Updates

News and Opinion

From HSJ:
  • NHS leaders must be made accountable for reducing health inequalities
    "Work to address health inequalities, including ethnic health inequalities, should be elevated to a ‘must do’ rather than a ‘nice to have’, write Habib Naqvi and Richard Murray..."
  • Daily Insight: Follow my leader
    "In his last interview at an NHS Confederation conference, Sir Simon Stevens gave some advice to his successor, whoever that may turn out to be... He told him or her to not “be afraid to stand up and speak out for what is right” in any future debates that affect the NHS. It’s not a surprising piece of advice from a man that has been recognised for his political nous throughout his tenure as NHS chief..."
From The King's Fund: Leading through Covid-19: a customer-first approach to health care
"We spoke to Dr Afsana Safa, a GP in Westminster, about remote patient monitoring, rediscovering creativity and the innovation and self-learning that can come as a result..."
From DIGIT Lab: Digital Leaders Week
"The UK’s largest event dedicated to Digital Transformation. Each 45 minute talk brought together provocative academic and industry viewpoints on the future of digital transformation and addressed key questions on how these ideas will impact your future strategy..."
From TED: Want to be a leader? 9 tips, from a young and “unapologetically ambitious” CEO
"Anjali Sud, 37, is the CEO of Vimeo, a global video posting and sharing platform with over 850 employees, 200 million users and a staggering 350,000 videos added every single day. She was named CEO in 2017, and Vimeo became a publicly traded company last month..."
From Harvard Business Review:
  • If You Want To Lead, Master This Skill
    "As a professional, you are being judged not only on your performance but also on your presence. People form an impression of others within seconds of meeting them. The real question, then, is not whether you’ll create an impression, but rather, will you create the one that you want?..."
  • Build Your Reputation as a Trustworthy Leader
    "People’s expectations and definition of trustworthiness are broadening for leaders, and it takes a lot to gain that trust. The author offers four research-based practices for leaders to master to earn and keep the trust of others..."
  • How to Be a Purpose-Driven Leader in a Capitalist World
    "School education isn’t suited to the big challenges facing the world — climate change, economic inequality and racial injustice — that the leaders of tomorrow will be expected to solve. So, how can students and young professionals succeed in a system that primarily rewards profit? How can they create real change while working in a corporate world that’s mostly stuck in outdated business models?..."

Guidance and Institutional Publications

From The NHS Confederation:Strengthening NHS board diversity
"An independent taskforce asked to examine the diversity of health care leadership has said that NHS organisations can create a 'sustainable pipeline' of senior leaders that properly reflect the diversity of their staff and communities by refreshing their processes for appointing chairs and non-executive directors (NEDs). The report, based on the feedback of taskforce members including NHS chairs, NEDs and chief executives, found that while there are pockets of innovation, the current NHS appointment process for NEDs would benefit from a standard, more transparent procedure..."
From NHS Employers:
From Mind Tools: Neurodiversity at Work: Supporting Employees Across the Spectrum
"Discover how to help neurodivergent team members to flourish..."

Latest Research Articles

Reflecting on two distinct leadership roles during the pandemic
"For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented stress, anxiety, sadness, and fear, but it has also allowed people to reflect, learn, self-improve, and change. In this article, the author demonstrates how reflective practice enabled her to improve in two distinctly different leadership roles..."
Leadership Experiences in a Healthy Work Environment
"Given the current landscape of health care, a view toward healthy work environment experiences is critical to maintain participant engagement while meeting educational objectives. This article outlines the steps and key points important in developing healthy work environment nursing leadership experiences..."
The Heart of Leadership
"Being a leader—whether formal or informal—is not easy; it takes work. You must be able to work well with others, articulate your thoughts in a concise manner, and have the knowledge (or know where to get the information) to guide individuals or teams in the right direction..."
Responsible Leadership and the Reflective CEO: Resolving Stakeholder Conflict by Imagining What Could be done
"We use moral imagination as an analytical approach to analyze a dilemmatic stakeholder conflict (between indigenous communities in rural India and an emerging market multinational enterprise headquartered in the same country) through the lense of different responsible leadership mindsets and in light of different ethical principles and moral background theories. Based on this analysis, we arrive at a tentative moral judgement, concluding that the instrumental approach is morally inferior and recommending the integrative approach as the morally superior choice..."
The Relationship of Risk to Rules, Values, Virtues, and Moral Complexity: What We can Learn from the Moral Struggles of Military Leaders
"Ethical leadership theory provides aspirational goals, but lacks empirically based guidance on how to implement policies that facilitate values-based behavior. Using a discourse theory analysis of a moral dilemma vignette with Royal Australian Air Force personnel, this research identifies important aspects of agency and subject position that must be addressed if such policies are to succeed..."
Modelling the leadership characteristics for organizational readiness: a context of lean implementation in healthcare
"Results suggest that modesty is the most crucial leadership characteristic that makes a health-care organization ready for the successful incorporation of lean practices. Apart from that, attributes such as transparency, accountability, a leader’s ability to empower the employees and communication play a significant role in making the change management programme impactful and effective. A leader’s team building capacity was found to be the dependent characteristic and was ranked the last in the overall phenomenon..."
Examining ethical leadership in health care organizations and its impacts on employee work attitudes: an empirical analysis from Austria
"Findings indicated that ethical leadership is significantly positively related to job satisfaction (r = 0.485, p < 0.01) and affective commitment (r = 0.461, p < 0.01) and is significantly negatively related to burnout (r = −0.347, p < 0.01). The results also suggest that frustration tolerance (ß = 0.101, p < 0.1) and emotional stability (ß = 0.093, p < 0.1) moderate the relationship between ethical leadership and burnout. Furthermore, a moderation effect of emotional stability in the ethical leadership and affective commitment relation was indicated. No moderation effect was found for frustration tolerance or emotional stability for the relationship between ethical leadership and job satisfaction..."

Library COVID Update

All staff are now required to sign-in, and wash their hands with the gel provided, when entering our libraries.

St Bart’s Hospital Library has moved back to its original space in the department of diagnostic imaging, on the ground floor of the KGV Building. It will be staffed from 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and available to staff 24/7. The phone no. there is 020 3465 5467.

At Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals we offer comfortable seats and computer access, with tea and coffee, from 10am-4pm. Please check local notices for details. Staff can continue to access our 24/7 knowledge hubs (computer rooms) on each site.

Our Library Hub at the Royal London continues to be available to staff 24/7.

Please see our new website and our Digital Library WeShare page for more information.

New Online Board Games

Knowledge and Library Services are now providing the following online board games...
  • The Leadership Game (Health): Educates health and social care professionals to understand collective clinical leadership.
  • Leadership Game (Workplace): An educational discussion and group learning tool, which supports individuals and teams, to discuss and participate in collective leadership.

Get in touch to book a session and we'll provide access and instructions for you and your team


New on Our Website

Browse the resource collections within our COVID-19 pages; plus further services, resources, and NHS discounts have been added to our Wellbeing pages.

Our  Leadership and Management subject guide collects all our services and resources on the topic, and signposts to external help.

You can now search the entirety of our collection from the website homepage below via the Discovery search bar too...

Visit Green at Barts Health's new website, hosted and maintained by Knowledge and Library Services:


Our Other Recent Updates

Read our latest COVID-19 Update (published 29/6/21) here.
Read our latest Inclusion and Diversity Update (published 30/6/21) here.
Read our latest Health Services Management Update (published 18/6/21) here.
Read our previous monthly Leadership Update (published 7/6/21) here.
Read our latest monthly Delirium in ICU Evidence Alert (published 17/5/21) here.
Read our latest Staff Wellbeing Update (published 13/5/21) here.
Read our latest COVID-19 and TB Update (published 5/5/21) here.
Read our round-up of research published by Barts Health authors in the month of April 2021 (published 4/5/21) here.
Read our latest Safer Surgery Update (published 18/5/21) here.

Catch up with all our archived updates on our Digital Library Weshare page.

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