Feeling rested doesn’t just happen

Feeling rested doesn’t just happen …so how are you proactively planning rest? When did you last review your Personal Rest Plan? Do you have one?  Most professionals have a plan for their ‘development’, often called a Personal Development Plan. We might not always deliver on its promises, but most employers recognise the importance of having […]

How do you know when to step down?

How to know when to step down If you’re loving what you do, why stop? When you’re keeping the next generation out of the room, perhaps it’s already way past time. Throughout my working life I’ve seen two phenomena playing out side-by-side, but hardly ever discussed in the right places. In one room we have […]

This week, 4 Oct 2021

What am I doing this week? 4 Oct 2021 I’ve been looking at coaching techniques, and trying out new techniques for helping people gain insights into how they tend to approach common challenges at work. It’s great to be learning from The Results Driven Group on this. I’m planning a couple of workshops next week, […]

Why younger clinicians fear becoming leaders

There’s been an awakening to the importance of investing in developing emerging leaders in recent years. I think we’ve seen it in many walks of life, and it’s been echoed in healthcare, both in the UK and internationally. But experienced leaders need to change how we come across if more people are to step up into leadership.

Next Generation GP in Norfolk

Next Generation GP launches in Norfolk and Waveney What a privilege to speak at the start of another leadership development programme for early career GPs. I’m just back from a 24 hour round trip to Norwich. Having been invited to support the launch of another Next Generation GP programme, I just couldn’t say no. These […]

Robert Varnam coaching?

It’s 2021 and time for change in my personal and work life. There are fond farewells, exciting new beginnings and a lot of connections and passions to reignite. I have stepped down as Director of Primary Care Improvement at NHS England, and will be focusing my time on training, coaching and consultancy for teams, networks and systems to innovate, improve and transform. But why the change?