MiP BLOG Thu 25 Aug 2016
Sir Simon Wessely argues the crisis in mental health will not be solved by more individual interventions, but by taking a system-wide approach to a system-wide problem.
Fruit in the canteen, better cycling lanes and practicing mindfulness are all fine, but they are unlikely to address the dissatisfaction and demoralisation seen across the mental health workforce.
MiP BLOG Thu 25 Aug 2016
MiP is leading a national initiative to tackle bullying and harassment, which undermines managers’ work and damages their careers. Jon Restell explains how the programme is shaping up.
Research shows that disruptive and disrespectful behaviour leads to an unsafe culture – distraction from clinical work, errors, withdrawal, burnout, reputational damage and more people leaving. Staff are less likely to admit mistakes, raise concerns or work effectively in teams – with obvious implications for patient care and safety.
NEWS Wed 17 Aug 2016
Show your appreciation for hardworking support staff in the NHS
Do you know someone in your organisation who takes special pride in their work, however tough things get? This is your chance to nominate them for a Health Heroes award.
MiP BLOG Wed 10 Aug 2016
In the first of a regular series revealing the crucial role of managers in improving healthcare, Matt Ross investigates how NHS leaders in Stockport reconnected GPs and hospital consultants - improving the speed and quality of patient care
“Managers can win people’s minds by going through the procedures, doing their business cases, but to win hearts they have to convince everybody that it’s a good idea.”
MiP BLOG Mon 08 Aug 2016
Dale Walmsley explores how pensions tax relief affects you as a member of the NHS Pension Scheme
One of the biggest incentives to save in a pension scheme is the tax relief on a member contributions. The higher up the tax bands you are, the more tax relief you'll get. But the more you earn in the NHS, the more you pay into the scheme.
MiP BLOG Thu 28 Jul 2016
Brian Wilson on what you need to know about workplace surveillance and social media snooping
Both employers and employees are increasingly using surveillance footage in the workplace. This presents challenges for workers and managers alike, so it’s important to understand the law in this area.
MiP BLOG Fri 22 Jul 2016
With disintegrating community support and tighter funding than ever before, mental health services are near to breaking point. Alison Moore asks one of the sector’s leading chief executives, Maria Kane, how she keeps the show on the road.
“Need goes up and finance in real terms is, at best, flat. You get to the crux where it is no longer doable. That’s where we are. It’s a balance between keeping as lean as we can but also keeping the goodwill of staff.”
MiP BLOG Fri 15 Jul 2016
Sometimes the NHS is hard to leave for the wrong reasons. Two senior managers tell Craig Ryan about their exhausting battle to secure redundancy rights and how MiP helped them to leave on the right terms.
We were stuck between a rock and a hard place, excluded from communications regarding the next steps for the organisation, but still without a decision about what was happening to us.