Best practice resources

There is existing good practice in compassionate leadership across the UK within health and social care, please see some examples below.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

“Going the Extra Mile”

This recognition scheme was a source of inspiration for our ‘Leading with Compassion’

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Agents of Compassion, Mark Durkin Tedx University of Bolton

Mark Durkin Compassion





Hello my name is… interview with Dr Kate Granger







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The Heart of England NHS Christmas Compassion Awards 2015

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The Guardian: Threats cannot make Healthcare Support workers more compassionate


Threats can not make Healthcare Workers more compassionate



Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds are an evidence-based forum for hospital staff from all backgrounds to come together to talk about the emotional and social challenges of caring for patients. The aim is to offer staff a safe environment in which to share their stories and offer support to one another.

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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust – Maria Nelligan


Maria Nelligan

Maria Nelligan is the Director of Nursing and Quality at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust . Maria has a passion for patient and service user experience and the ongoing development of nurses. She also has a reputation for being a compassionate nurse, a supportive manager and a leader in nursing development.

Heart of Leadership Project 1: Inspiring Cultural Change Through Leadership and Training –

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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh have focussed on the importance of compassion, empathy and staff engagement in a series of organisational approaches.


If you knew how they felt, would you treat them differently?”




Watch our empathy video







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The Guardian: Want a compassionate NHS? Then make sure staff are happy


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Why good people deliver Bad Care – Yvonne Sawbridge, The University of Birmingham

Birmingham University