What we've been doing For the past two months, we’ve been travelling up and down the country to visit British Red Cross and Co-op’s Community Connector services, learning about what they’re doing to tackle loneliness (as well as the range of the UK’s earliest train journeys). As part of their partnership to tackle loneliness and social isolation, the British Red Cross and Co-op established dozens of these schemes across the UK.
There are lots of different styles of clinical leadership, for example transactional, transformational or situational. There are also lots of roles undertaken by clinical leaders, such as medical director, chief clinical information officer or chief nurse at a clinical commissioning group. Sustainability and transformation plans are gaining pace, talk of accountable care systems is rising from murmurings in policy circles to organisations outside of those circles and clinical commissioning groups are merging. These are all signs that 'places' are getting bigger but also that the definition of where 'places' are is becoming more fluid and therefore less predictable.