This section provides links to signpost to you to the different articles that have been published about Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV), supporting the evidence base of the framework to help us improve our work. Have a read and see whether you can use this research and evidence to identify and address unwarranted variation in your workplace.

Leading Change, Adding Value articles:

In January 2018, an article  written by a freelance journalist in the Nursing Standard describes how Leading Change, Adding Value is now halfway through its three-year implementation programme. It highlights how LCAV emphasises that all staff are leaders, whatever their role, wherever they work. The article describes how all front-line staff can make a difference.

In the same January 2018 Nursing Standard issue, Susan Aitkenhead, Director of Nursing, Professional Development at NHS England authored an overview article describing the quantifiable contribution of nursing, midwifery and care staff. Susan described how leadership is not always about managing teams – it is about looking at what needs to change or could be changed to improve services and outcomes for patients as well as describing the key elements of LCAV.

A series of Leading Change, Adding Value articles were published in the British Journal of Nursing.

Exploring unwarranted variation through the RightCare programme: The NHS RightCare programme is driven by the wish to reduce unwarranted variation and redirect resources towards better-quality care. It prompts nurses to take control and lead change.

The LCAV Operational Team will continue to contribute to the evidence base for this work and the links to any published articles will be provided here in a timely manner.

The (full) articles written or co-authored by the Leading Change, Adding Value Operational Team are available upon request: