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23 November, London 

This year's conference took place at TUC Congress House on Wednesday 23 November.  Please click through for highlights from the day.

 

MiP BLOG Mon 21 Aug 2017

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Blurred vision for the NHS workforce in Wales

With its population and NHS workforce ageing fast, Wales needs urgent action to boost skills and recruitment across health and social care. Jenny Sims asks if a host of local and national initiatives add up to a coherent strategy for the future.

The health and social care system in Wales faces a crisis. Although many local and national initiatives are being tried, experts warns there is still no comprehensive vision for the NHS workforce in Wales.

MiP BLOG Mon 14 Aug 2017

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A national voice for members in CSUs

With mergers and the loss of some contracts to the private sector, members in CSUs need MiP’s support more than ever. National officer Jane Carter explains how the union makes sure their voice is heard at national level.

The CSU partnership forum sub-group was set up to enable detailed discussion between unions, employers and NHS England on organisational change affecting Commissioning Support Units, as well as national issues which arise from time to time, such as funding, STPs and workforce policies.

MiP BLOG Wed 09 Aug 2017

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Making the most of Agenda for Change

In today’s NHS, you need to reward people as fairly as possible if you’re going to recruit, retain and motivate staff. UNISON head of health, Sara Gorton gives her top tips on using Agenda for Change to help rather than hinder relationships in your team.

AfC can be an enabler of change, not a barrier to it. Approach your union reps with an issue, and collectively explore how you can achieve the change you want in a way that is consistent with the agreement. Try offering up the problem to staff and their reps rather than assuming your way of solving it is the only option.

NEWS Thu 03 Aug 2017

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MiP Members' Summit: 31 October 2017

Join your colleagues at MiP’s Members’ Summit on 31 October 2017 in Westminster Central Hall.

Our exciting new-look annual event for members from across the UK is CPD certified and will include a full day of policy debate, interactive training and practical workshops.

NEWS Thu 27 Jul 2017

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UNISON's tribunal fee verdict is a victory for everyone in work

MiP congratulates UNISON on its landmark win in the supreme court

‘This is a stunning win for access to justice and working people. If you still need proof trade unions are important in this country this is it. Without UNISON’s tenacious campaign in the courts, the regressive policy on tribunals fees would have remained with us.’

MiP BLOG Fri 21 Jul 2017

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Accused and abandoned

Managers are increasingly becoming victims of spurious allegations, which damage their careers and cost the NHS dear. Craig Ryan reports on MiP’s efforts to tackle the scourge of vexatious complaints.

Managing a new team is hard at the best of times. It’s harder still when standards have slipped and colleagues are reluctant to change. And it can become impossible when those colleagues collude to undermine you – and your employer doesn’t give you the support you need.

MEDIA CENTRE Thu 20 Jul 2017

  

Pension age change another blow to NHS staff, says MiP

The NHS managers' union condemns plans to make NHS workers wait an extra year for their pensions.

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “This is another blow for those MiP members whose NHS retirement age is now linked to the state pension age.

NEWS Thu 20 Jul 2017

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Government to review pay for managers in NHS “arm’s length” bodies

 

The government has agreed to a 1% pay award for senior managers working in arm’s length bodies (ALBs) of the Department of Health, after accepting the recommendations of the 2017 report from the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB). Ministers also agreed to review the remit of the review body, in a move that could see its jurisdiction extended to very senior managers across the whole NHS.

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