welcome

clips3 Welcome to Really Learning  –  a website that offers all sorts of freely downloadable thinking to challenge the prevailing NHS management orthodoxy and provoke discussion and debate. In this way it hopes to energise clinicians of all sorts into reinventing the NHS into a dynamic, effective, 21st century service that once again inspires the UK population with confidence and pride.

Really Learning is for people who care about care and want to play their part in making it reliably effective and compassionate. It’s for people who believe in the need for excellent analysis, knowledgeable enthusiasm about clinical care, and leadership behaviours that support, challenge and enable. It’s for people who want to help put the soul back into health care organisations.

If that’s you then please read and share what is here.

The site aims to offer refreshing and empowering viewpoints:

short pieces that take a fresh look at tired or lazy thinking –whether from policy makers, professionals or pundits – you can find these on the really irritating and blog pages

longer essays and books that I hope will challenge your thinking and  help you become more effective, excited, and determined to make a difference. You’ll find many of these on the really thinking page

But the most important topic for all of us to be really learning about right now is that of our global climate. So you will also find here an extended essay, We’re Only Human, that explores it by bringing together thinking from a wide range of sources including complex adaptive systems, heterodox economics, Earth’s amazing plenum,  and much more.

It explores

– six fundamental causes of the crisis

– five thinking traps that we can so easily fall into when trying to develop solutions, and

– three mindsets that we come across among those advocating solutions.

and then reflects on what these mean for our own individual approach to a way forward.

If you read one thing during COP 26 make it Valerie Iles’ paper ‘We’re Only Human’ Martin Vogel, The Unknowing Project