Evaluating the Leading with Compassion Recognition Scheme in the West Midlands

With support and sponsorship from Health Education England in the West Midlands, a programme ‘Leading with Compassion’ was launched in 2015 to embed, recognise and research compassionate leadership, initially confined open to organisations in Shropshire and Staffordshire, before extending by popular demand to the wider West Midlands. A project involving focus groups and semi-structured interviews was conducted to evaluate the implementation and impact of the compassion recognition scheme. This was funded by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare and completed in 2017.

Further details can be found here: www.nhscompassion.org




Hewison A, Sawbridge Y, Cragg R, Rogers L, Lehmann S and Rook J. (2018) Leading with compassion in health care organisations: the development of a compassion recognition scheme-evaluation and analysis.  Journal of Health Organization and Management DOI 10.1108/JHOM-10-2017-0266