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Working with staff in conflict

As the healthcare sector undergoes significant organisational change, increasingly service networks, management teams and trust boards are having to deal with staff in conflict.  Having in recent years received an […]

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Organisational culture in the NHS

Why is it important and how can an unhelpful culture be identified? Organisational culture is ‘how we do things round here’.  It represents the collective values and beliefs of the […]

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The first 20 years: a personal response

David Armstrong has been with Tavistock Consulting since its inception in 1994.  We celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Tavistock & Portman Foundation Trust on 11th September 2014.  Below is the talk David delivered – sharing […]

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Turning a blind eye – organisational abuse

Amidst the abhorrence of high profile celebrity convictions for sexual abuse, institutional scandals and most recently, the revelations about widespread abuse in Rotherham, attention has quite rightly turned to those […]

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Approaching our 20th Anniversary

Tavistock Consulting celebrated its 20th Anniversary on 11th September 2014.  Tavistock Consulting was established in 1994, as a business unit within the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, to innovate around […]

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NHS board governance reviews

Context & approach: The Department of Health and Trust Development Authority (TDA) encourages aspirant foundation trusts to complete a board governance assurance framework (BGAF) review. The reviews, commissioned by the […]

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Health and Wellbeing Boards

Context & approach: Working with management consultants Cap Gemini, Tavistock Consulting helped to develop the capacity of the newly formed Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBB) across London by offering a […]

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Our approach to: Systems change

Like the small cracks that can appear before a ceiling comes down, there are often warning signs when a service is failing or struggling. We uncover the hidden sources of […]

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Contested leadership

Context & approach: The three owners of OnDigital, a highly successful young software house, approached Tavistock Consulting to facilitate an awayday, hoping to think through strategy and identify the changes […]

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He said, she said

Context & approach: Already in the context of several budget cuts, failed performance targets and a new service-wide restructure, the board of one particular NHS trust approached Tavistock Consulting after […]

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Untangling complex systems

Context & approach: An NHS foundation trust was under considerable financial and operational pressure, with concerns about the ability of a small district general hospital to maintain viability and therefore […]

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