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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.


NEWS Thu 12 Jan 2017


London callings

With NHS pay frozen, it’s becoming ever harder to recruit nurses and midwives in the capital. But at UCLH, managers have transformed the trust’s recruitment operation – and cut the vacancy rate by more than half. Matt Ross reports.

“We’d enjoyed quite good times,” recalls Julie Hogg, the trust’s deputy chief nurse. “Then we got a little bit behind the game: we’d been living on our brand, and recruitment hadn’t had the energy and focus that it needed. Other organisations began attracting people who we might have brought in.”

MiP BLOG Thu 05 Jan 2017

 Robert Naylor

The chief executive's chief executive

The doyen of NHS management, UCLH’s Sir Robert Naylor, talks to Alison Moore about his 45-year NHS career, the prospects for aspiring leaders, and how he still hopes to have a hand in the NHS’s future.

Few NHS leaders can offer as wide a range of perspectives on NHS management as Sir Robert Naylor. In over 30 years as a chief executive he has seen more than a dozen health secretaries come and go, the ebb and flow of good times and austerity, and both centralisation and decentralisation fall in and out of fashion.

NEWS Thu 22 Dec 2016


MiP head office closure

Information regarding office closure and contact details

Head office closed 23 December to 2 January inclusive.

MiP BLOG Tue 20 Dec 2016

 Musical chairs

Never mind the workers

Sustainability and Transformation Plans may save the NHS or drag it further into the mire. Yet staff and patients have been shut out of the conversation so far. Craig Ryan takes a first look at what STPs might mean for managers working for the NHS.

The 5YFV’s broad vision for the NHS was breezily optimistic, but STPs are – or will be – all about the grinding detail of realising it. In these 44 hastily cobbled-together “foot-prints” the stark reality of what £22bn in efficiency savings really means for the NHS will play itself out.

MiP BLOG Tue 20 Dec 2016


It's time to save STPs from themselves

Without more honesty, stability and time, we risk throwing away a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform health and care services, says MiP chief executive Jon Restell.

MiP was an enthusiastic supporter of the Five Year Forward View. Now we see the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change our care system for the better. Our views are shared by many managers.

NEWS Tue 20 Dec 2016

 Women into Leadership

Women into Leadership Healthcare -22 March 2017

MiP supports this unique conference which will explore the role of women in healthcare leadership and offer practical advice and coaching on how to develop your career in times of change.

Speakers include MiP national officer Jo Spear and former MiP chair Zoeta Manning; Sheree Axon, director of organisational change at NHS England; NHS Providers chair Gill Morgan and Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers.

MiP BLOG Thu 01 Dec 2016


Job evaluation - because you're worth it

MiP Conference 2016: With STPs set to bring sweeping changes to posts and job descriptions across the NHS, delegates at a conference workshop discussed how to protect the integrity of the job evaluation system.

“People are not getting training, employers are using outside consultants with no experience of the NHS or Agenda for Change, and they’re looking for shortcuts, not evaluating all the factors and not doing consistency checking.”

MEDIA CENTRE Wed 30 Nov 2016

 management trainees

MiP welcomes Hunt's vote of confidence in NHS management

Managers in Partnership (MiP) today welcomed the speech by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the annual conference of NHS Providers.

"The ten-fold increase in the number of non-clinical management trainees by 2020 is bold. Good for Hunt. It is a vote of confidence in general management, HR, finance and other disciplines in the NHS. As ever, the devil is in the detail and we look to the Secretary of State to follow up his warm words with action."

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