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23 November, London 

This year's conference will be held at TUC Congress House on Wednesday 23 November.  Please click through for more details and to register


NEWS Wed 26 Oct 2016


Election of the FDA General Secretary

UK legislation requires that a trade union should elect its General Secretary at least once every five years. Dave Penman was elected to become General Secretary of the FDA on 2 May 2012 and the union is required by law to ensure that an election is conc

FDA rules state that the union's Executive Committee "may nominate any person (whether or not a member) for election to the position of General Secretary". Click through for more information.

MiP BLOG Tue 25 Oct 2016

 bullying and harrasment

Bullying and harassment - where the law stands

Jo Seery gives some advice to managers on avoiding accusations of bullying when tackling poor performance

A growing number of MiP members report being accused of bullying and harassment when tackling poor performance. Such accusations can have severe implications - including suspensions or unpleasant, protracted investigations, so it's important that managers understand how the law deals with accusations of bullying.

MiP BLOG Tue 18 Oct 2016

 Stephen Smith

Suspensions - you deserve more support when everything's on the line

Investigations and grievances can often drag on for months or years, creating uncertainty and stress for everyone involved. Steve Smith calls for a more supportive approach from NHS employers

Too often, I hear about health professionals who have been arbitrarily cold-shouldered by their peers, or left wholly reliant on their trade union for advice and support because their employer is, in the words of one member, “nowhere to be found”.

NEWS Mon 10 Oct 2016

 link member course

Link members: be part of something bigger

Read on for more details on how to get more involved with MiP

MiP's Link Member training will help you to use your skills to resolve disputes, support your colleagues at work and boost the union's membership.

MiP BLOG Mon 10 Oct 2016

 Alwen Williams

The biggest job in the NHS?

INTERVIEW: Barts Health is the NHS's largest trust - and comes with finanical and quality troubles to match. Alison Moore interviews chief exective Alwen Williams about turning round the NHS's stricken supertanker

If you’re looking for the biggest operational challenge in the NHS, running Barts Health Trust is surely it. The NHS’s largest trust in terms of staff and turnover, it has been judged inadequate on quality and finds itself in financial special measures. Turning this behemoth round is going to demand everything even an exceptional manager can throw at it.

MEDIA CENTRE Tue 04 Oct 2016


Trust chair pay rises will go down badly with NHS staff, says managers' union

MiP responds to changes in remuneration for non-employee board posts in the NHS

'We have no problem in principle with pay reviews for hard to fill non-employee trust chair posts. But we do have a problem with the failure to use the same approach for NHS staff.'

MiP BLOG Mon 03 Oct 2016


Brexit: easier said than done

Far from “taking back control”, Brexit has plunged the NHS into a period of radical uncertainty, with unpredictable consequences for funding, staffing and research. Craig Ryan reports.

A month before the EU referendum, a poll commissioned by CIPFA found that 31% of voters thought Brexit would benefit the NHS and 46% thought it would have no impact at all. CIPFA also polled NHS chief executives and financial directors: 95% thought Brexit would harm the NHS.

MiP BLOG Thu 22 Sep 2016

 Wales mbc

Managing better care: Lessons in collaboration

The “Once for Wales” project has transformed staff training across NHS Wales, cutting costs, raising quality and boosting compliance. Matt Ross spoke to the handful of visionaries who made it happen.

I remember the bad old days, when people used to do everything separately, and work in competition rather than collaboration. People were all off developing products with slight variations. But this project has pulled together all those good ideas; all that knowledge and expertise.

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