It doesn’t take a minute with the dynamic Ali Bolton of the Wye Valley NHS Trust to understand why people are motivated by her as a leader. Combining enthusiasm with method in a highly compelling way, Ali shares a refreshing perspective on improvement within healthcare. It’s all about small-scale testing, learning from what doesn’t work, and using those lessons to innovate. We delve into the idea that failures aren’t setbacks but stepping stones to better patient care and administrative processes.
Find out how your team, too, can thrive amidst the rigour of professional growth as our conversation progresses on to the evolution of Improvement Apprenticeships within the NHS. Ali’s optimism highlights their transformative potential, with plentiful success stories across both clinical and non-clinical teams.
"Improvement is a gorgeous space to be in. There's a curiosity about improvement that I really enjoy."
Making a team “better, brighter, and more efficient” isn’t about dictating change but guiding discovery. Letting a team own their transformation journey leads to sustainable progress and fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Join us as Ali shares her tried and tested approach to Leading teams:
The real game-changer for fuelling progress in Leadership is the ability to weave a tapestry of trust and meaningful relationships. Education may open doors, but trust and connections invite us to sit at the table and make a lasting impact.
Jump to our discussion on the importance of soft skills in effective Leadership here:
Pursuing an apprenticeship can mean working, earning a respectable salary, AND getting an education at the same time. Ali shares how modern apprenticeships are no longer reserved for school leaders but also have the potential to redefine career paths.
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