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Pride and Joy Podcasts

Welcome to our podcast series where Alex Knight talks further about some of the ideas in Pride and Joy.

Stuart Wilkin interviews Alex Knight about the Theory of Constraints analysis in Pride and Joy

  • Why those examples?
  • Attacking the effects or the underlying cause of the effects.
  • The ‘rock and a hard place’ of healthcare.
  • The analysis process in chapter 5.
  • Improving the whole system.

Duration: 17:08

Stuart Wilkin interviews Alex Knight about why he wrote Pride and Joy

  • Looking for the common cause.
  • Why a novel?
  • The inspiration for the characters.
  • The measure of success for the book
  • What should the reader take from the book?
  • First steps.

Duration: 9:43

Latest reviews

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This is a must read for politicians, policy makers, clinicians and managers. It tells the story of how healthcare systems can be managed in a sustainable way with the patient at the centre of decision making.

Dr Mike Williams


Pride and Joy wraps quality improvement techniques with a story and characters and thus presents the key messages in a highly engaging way.

Professor Viv Bennett

Director of Nursing for Department of Health and Public Health England

This book is 5/5 because it is a page turner, has a fantastic plot and explains the underlying theory in an easy to understand and compelling way.
From healthcare students to CEOs, this book is for you.

Jake Matthews BMedSc

Founding Chairman

The Birmingham Medical Leadership Society (BMLS)